Lawyer says charges indicate vendetta
By Zeke MacCormack: firstname.lastname@example.org
The charges against Kira West reflect a vendetta by county prosecutors against her, said her attorney, Dick DeGuerin of Houston.
At issue is a call made at 11:20 p.m. on July 20 to the local police non-emergency number in which West — without identifying herself — reported a disturbance and asked that Sgt. Mark Busbee be sent to a local strip mall, records show.
In his report, the police sergeant said West, 43, met him outside the eatery and told him there was no disturbance.
“West advised that a male subject had been ‘hitting' on Christina and that she had found that disturbing and had wanted me to know about it,” Busbee wrote in his report.
Allee, whose staff sometimes clashed with West, said he turned the decision on whether to file charges over to Turner, adding, “I'm completely staying out of it.”
She declined to discuss what occurred in the pizzeria last summer, saying, “I'll save that for the ridiculous trial that's going to be a circus.”