SAN ANTONIO - It's a new day for the three remaining women of 'The San Antonio 4.' The trio was released from jail Monday evening.

A last minute clerical mix-up delayed the release of the women but was able to be corrected, according to Paul Berry with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office.

The women came out together around 8:20 p.m. Monday.

The following is from an earlier article.

The district attorney and a lawyer for the women met behind closed doors Monday morning and struck a deal that would potentially release the women. The three inmates were transported back to jail Monday in order to sign legal documents.

I just can't believe she's going to be out, Gloria Herrera, a mother to one of the women, said. After we leave here (courtroom), I don't know what we're going to do. I'm just happy.

The women were convicted of sexually molesting two young girls back in 1990s. The girls testified that they were attacked by all four women and sexually abused.

The women have claimed their innocence since the conviction and have worked to clear their names. They were convicted based upon expert medical testimony that prosecutors and the women's attorney now agree wouldn't stand in court today.

Elizabeth Ramirez, Kristie Mayhugh and Cassandra Rivera have sat in prison for almost 15 years.

Anna Vasquez, one of The San Antonio 4 who spent 13 years in jail and was paroled in 2012 sat down with KENS 5 for an interview.

We were charged and convicted and I was still in doubt, said Vasquez, 37. I could not believe that this has happened.

The four were only teens when they went to jail.

It's a huge injustice to us we had many years taken away from us, said Vasquez. I was angry I would say I was in shock, disbelief, she said.

One of the girls, who accused the women and who was 7 at the time, has since recanted her testimony. Vasquez said she has never carried hate in her heart for either of the girls.

As a matter of fact I don't think we've ever put blame on them, said Vasquez.

The National Center for Reason and Justice picked up the case in 2008. Together with the Innocence Project of Texas, the two organizations went to work to set the four women free.

The women's lawyer said it's a huge step and hope to have the women reunited with their families soon.

I'm very nervous, hoping for the best but it could take a turn, said Vasquez.

Vasquez was in the courtroom Monday, along with a group of supporters and family members, to continue the fight to have the women declared formally innocent. That ruling would clear the way for the women to collect money from the state of Texas for wrongful imprisonment.

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