Houston Votes To Add Wrongfully Convicted San Antonian To City’s Forensics Lab Board
“She comes with an understanding of the consequences of forensic science that’s not done right.”
A wrongfully convicted San Antonio woman will have a say over future evidence analyzers in Houston. Houston City Council voted to add Anna Vasquez to the board of the city’s Forensic Science Center on Wednesday.
Vasquez and three other women — known as the San Antonio Four — served more than a decade in prison for the sexual assault of two underage girls. The state now says the crime never took place.
“Her case did hinge on some outdated — and I guess I’ll say inappropriate — forensic science information,” said Peter Stout president and CEO of the Houston Forensic Science Center.
“So she comes with an understanding of the consequences of forensic science that’s not done right.”