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Freeing the San Antonio Four

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Anna Vasquez planned on attending nursing school when she was arrested at age 19; Cassandra "Cassie" Rivera was raising two young children when arrested at age 19; Elizabeth Ramirez was 20 years old and pregnant when arrested; Kristie Mayhuh, arrested at age 21, was studying to become a veterinarian.

The woman could not be reached for comment. Her Houston-based attorney Casie Gotro insisted the process needs to play out in open court, claiming the woman has faced intense retaliation from her father's side of the family.

"There are some things she's saying that are pivotal if these cases are to be reviewed as they should be," Gotro told the Current this month. "[She] has specific recollections of being interviewed by police, and having been very clearly coached. That information is going to be pivotal to any court that's going to review these cases."

When reached by phone this month, Limon said his own personal attorney and the Bexar County DA's office urged him not to answer questions from the Current.** In that brief conversation, he would only say his side of the story has been misconstrued and twisted. "The recanting of her story, it's not valid because, it's because of her wanting to be vindictive, and that's what it is," he said. "I can tell you that she is not being honest with what she was saying." Limon said. "Things are being said, things are being taken out of context, things are being twisted around."

He ended the conversation saying, "I've got nothing to hide."


The case of Frank Navarijo, 73, suggests Kellogg has offered questionable medical testimony in at least one other child sexual assault case.

Accused of molesting his daughter, Navarijo was sentenced to 20 years in prison a year after the last of the San Antonio Four were convicted.

An SAPD officer for 23 years, Navarijo met Delia, another officer 20 years his junior, while working at a South Side police substation. The two quietly began seeing each other, though Navarijo was still married to his second wife. Months after they met, Delia became pregnant with Navarijo's daughter.

Navarijo cut ties, and Delia filed a paternity suit. Eventually, Navarijo divorced his wife and began seeing Delia again. Delia brought Navarijo's daughter to meet him over breakfast at a McDonald's when the girl was two years old. Navarijo testified things changed for the new family that morning. The girl looked just like him. "I loved her from the beginning," he said.

Navarijo eventually left the police department and, after a short stint as an investigator in the DA's office, began contracting with the U.S. Department of Justice to travel to other countries, teaching fledgling police departments the basics of investigations and police work. He made multiple trips to El Salvador.

At trial, Navarijo recalled how Delia's mother, Paula Garza, hated him. The paternity dispute angered Garza, Delia testified. Navarijo took Delia and the daughter on one of his trips to El Salvador. Delia came back sick with typhoid fever, further angering Garza.

Soon after Navarijo and Delia married, Garza began calling him a "dirty old man," or "cochino" in Spanish, in front of the young girl. When the girl was 3 years old, Garza told Delia that Navarijo had touched his daughter inappropriately. A family member who worked for Child Protective Services questioned the daughter, who said nothing happened, court records show. After that, Navarijo had reservations about sending the girl back to her grandmother's. But Delia wanted Garza in her daughter's life. The girl loved her grandmother; she called her "mamita" and would often stay with her overnight, since Navarijo and Delia had odd work schedules.

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