Mom of Santa Fe mass shooting victim no longer facing charges in Confederate flag feud with neighbor

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Saturday, April 8, 2023
Charges dropped for mom who took neighbor's Confederate flag down
ABC13 first brought you this story in February, when the mother of a student tragically killed in the Santa Fe mass shooting was arrested on trespassing and resisting arrest charges, which have now been dropped.

SANTE FE, Texas (KTRK) -- Rosie Yanas, the mother of a Santa Fe High School shooting victim, no longer faces charges for removing a neighbor's Confederate flag.

ABC13 first reported the feud in February, when Yanas claimed she took the flag down because it extended onto her parents' property for years.

Santa Fe police arrested Yanas on charges of trespassing and resisting arrest, but those have since been dropped.

ORIGINAL REPORT: Mother of student killed in Santa Fe mass shooting arrested after Confederate flag argument

A confrontation between neighbors - and a Confederate flag is at the center of it. The couple living next to it doesn't think it has a place at all in the neighborhood. And for added measure, the couple has confronted tragedy in the past.

According to a statement by the Galveston County Criminal District Attorney's office, there was insufficient evidence to proceed with filing a criminal charge against Yanas.

"Therefore, we declined to proceed with any prosecution arising from her arrest," the statement read in part.

Yanas' attorney will speak at an afternoon press conference on Saturday to address her case.

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