The central figure in the murder of a wealthy businessman from Monte Sereno appeared in a San Jose courtroom Monday, and her supporters are attempting to speed up legal proceedings.
A woman and three men face charges in connection with the alleged murder-robbery in Monte Sereno.
Family members and supporters of Raven Chanel Dixon came to Santa Clara County Superior Court Monday and asked for the charges to be proven or dropped.
Raven Dixon was scheduled to enter a plea on an accessory to commit murder charge in the death of wealthy South Bay businessman Raveesh Kumra, at his Monte Sereno mansion on Nov. 30.
Three men with alleged gang connections Javier Garcia, Deangelo Austin and Lukis Anderson face murder and robbery charges for allegedly killing Kumra.
"When I saw my daughter, you know she was broken and she just can't believe this is happening," said Sandra Dixon, Raven Dixon's mother. "She doesn't understand why? My thing is, prove it. Show your proof, or set my daughter free."
The family was frustrated because the prosecutor had another case and Monday's plea hearing was moved to Wednesday.
Since the district attorney's office has had most of the police information sealed, Dixon's attorney John Ambrosio said he is demanding they go to trial within 60 days, which he had initially waived.
"She's been in jail for a long time without any reason why she's in jail," Ambrosio said. "The Constitution allows you to have a speedy trial."
Ambrosio and Dixon's family adamantly denied media reports that Dixon is an alleged prostitute who knew Kumra and supplied the three suspects with information on the victim to help them with the robbery.
Kelley Kulick, the attorney for Lukis Anderson, declined to comment on Dixon, but also said she has not gotten any paperwork on the investigation.
Dixon and the three men are scheduled to be in court Wednesday.
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