(Mugshots, Left to right, Elizabeth Ramirez, Kristie Mayhugh, Anna Vasquez, Cassandra Rivera)
Elizabeth Ramirez, sentenced to 37 ½ years. Born in 1974, Elizabeth “Liz” Ramirez was raised in the San Juan Public Housing Unit in San Antonio, Texas. She was emancipated by her family at the age of 16 after ‘coming out’ as bisexual. She was pregnant at the time of her arrest. Her son, Hector, was born days before entering the Hobby Prison Unit to serve a sentence of 37.5 years. It was Liz’s nieces, Stephanie and Vanessa Limon, who made the outcry against the four women.
Kristie Mayhugh, sentenced to 15 years. Kristie “Kris” Mayhugh was on temporary leave from Texas A&M Veterinary School in College Station, Texas, at the time of her arrest. Mayhugh received a scholarship to attend A&M. She was roommates with Liz, sharing the apartment where the alleged crimes occurred. Kris served her 15-year sentence at the legendary Mountainview Unit’s “Gen Pop”. Mountainview is also home to Texas’ women’s’ Death Row.
Anna Vasquez, sentenced to 15 years. Anna was born to a large, Catholic family and struggled to come out as a teen in San Antonio. She was the first of the San Antonio Four to be paroled, and was forced to register as a sex offender. She was formerly partnered to Cassie and was co-parenting Cassie’s two children at the time of her conviction.
Cassandra Rivera, sentenced to 15 years. Cassandra “Cassie” Rivera was working at an AutoZone and had been dreaming of restoring and selling classic cars at the time of her arrest. She was in a committed relationship with Anna Vasquez at the time of her arrest. The mother of two young children, Ashley and Michael, Cassie was forced to leave the children with her mother, Margaret Rivera, in San Antonio.