The mother, pastor and attorney of the only woman defendant in the murder case of Monte Sereno businessman Raveesh 'Ravi' Kumra told reporters Monday afternoon that Raven Chanel Dixon is innocent of the charges against her.
Dixon, 22, has been accused as being an accessory to Kumra's Nov. 30 murder with a gang enhancement.
Alameda resident Sandra Mitchell said the allegations against her daughter are ludicrous and called the case a "circus." She pledged to stand by her.
Pastor Derrick Mann described her as a "Christian, God-fearing loving beautiful young lady."
Her attorney, John Ambrosio, said arguing on behalf of Dixon has been like "arguing against a wall" because he hasn't received any records related to the case, other than the criminal complaint.
Ambrosio said any relationship Dixon had with Kumra, professional or personal, was not damaging.
Kumra, 66, the former owner of The Mountain Winery in Saratoga, was slain the early morning of Nov. 30 in his Monte Sereno mansion.
Three men are being held in Santa Clara County Jail on no-bail warrants and have been charged with six felony counts of murder, assault, criminal threats, false imprisonment, robbery and residential burglary in the murder-robbery of Kumra.
Mitchell said Dixon's supporters have created a website www.freeravendixon.org to help contribute to her defense. "I have the best daughter in the world ... and that stands. I love her."
Mitchell said her daughter is "broken" over what happened to Kumra. "She was just really devastated. I pray for her and I'm asking everyone to even pray for Ravi Kumra's family as well as our family and everyone involved."
Dixon doesn't know the three men charged in the case with the murder, Mitchell added.
The website does say Dixon "maintained a professional relationship with Kumra for seven years."