Comments on social networks, which condemned the woman’s reaction, took on more force when it became known that in December she had already been arrested for a violent act. According to records, he hit a woman with a glass on her head , in a case still pending resolution. In addition, four years ago, she was arrested for domestic violence after beating another woman, although charges were dismissed.
However, his father, Jesse Quackenbush, a well-known lawyer, countered the police version. According to her version, her daughter acted in self-defense, since the man had verbally harassed her and even threatened her while hitting the car
“I have a gun, get away from me,” is what the singer would have told her, his father said. Therefore, he shot a warning and, seeing that the man did not recoil, shot him in the chest.
However, the detectives reported that Melton was lying down when he was shot. “She is more a victim than Mr. Melton,” his father insisted.
The woman’s lawyer, Peter Striane, considered his client to be frightened by a man bursting into a dark street and even slipping the possibility that he had been drugged. “That’s why he reacted like this,” he said.
Her environment also ensured that the young woman and a friend who was present were immediately brought to justice, but the police department denied the fact. According to the respondents, they only heard from their lawyer a week after the event.
Under the name Katie Layne, the young woman is promoted as a blues and rock & roll singer, and has shared songs on YouTube and iTunes.