Sexual Assault Case Could Open Door for Reviews

MARLIN — Elizabeth Ramirez still remembers the week in 1994 when she cared for her two young nieces, taking them shopping and bringing them to the Arby’s restaurant in San Antonio where she worked. When it was time to leave, they clung to her. “The girls were so happy with Liz,” said Gloria Herrera, Ramirez’s mother.

But those fond memories were soon replaced by a nightmare, when the 7- and 9-year-old girls accused Ramirez and three of her friends of pinning them down and sexually assaulting them. In two trials, the four women were convicted and sentenced to prison ...

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