Woman Seeking Exoneration Released on Parole

Anna Vasquez, one of four San Antonio women seeking to clear their names of a 1998 sexual assault conviction, will be released on parole Friday after spending 12 years in prison.

The parole comes just as advocates and both defense and prosecution lawyers are revisiting Vasquez's original conviction. Advocates for the four women say that they are innocent of the sexual assault, and that their convictions were based on false testimony and questionable medical evidence. Prosecutors in Bexar County have said they are conducting an independent investigation into the convictions.

In 1994, Vasquez — along with Cassandra Rivera, Kristie ...

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