Robert McClendon was arrested on September 15, 2005 after his girlfriend, Christine Trent, and her daughter, Paula Trent filed a fraudulent police report stating that he had assaulted them physically and with a weapon. A request for a Protective Order was filed, in which the story changed from what was told on the original police report. In February of 2006, Christine Trent and her mother, Barbara filed a Violation of the Protective Order against Robert. The Violation of the Protective order was dismissed because they were caught lying.
Court was held on in September of 06, in which Christine and Paula Trent changed their stories again in regards to the events that they allege took place on September 15, 2005. The judge, Vanessa Velasquez ruled that no witnesses will be allowed in the court room during other witness testimony. Christine was caught listening at the court room door to her daughter's testimony during the trial and the judge did not invoke her rule and allowed the trial to continue.
After the trial, the police report, Protective Order and trial testimony was analyzed and it was determined that there were over 150 discrepancies in testimony. This was brought to the attention of the Harris Count District Attorney's prosecuting attorneys, Lyn McClellan and Rifian Newaz, who refused to investigate regarding the perjured testimony. Additional evidence, such as recordings and a letter, regarding setting Robert up for an aggravated assault, was also brought to their attention. Again, they refused to investigate. This matter was also brought to the attention of the Harris County District Attorney, Kenneth Magidson by email, certified letters, and even going to the extent of having a letter hand delivered by courier service. Again, Kenneth Magidson refused to even respond.
Small claims suits were brought against Christine for taking possession of weapons from the Precinct 4 Constable's office and also for taking all of Robert's possessions. It was determined that Christine had to pay for the weapons or return them. During the court over Robert's possessions, she claims she did not take the shed belonging to Robert, then, in a national court show, she stated that she was given the shed for her birthday.
How does a woman and her daughter commit aggravated perjury in not one, two or three official proceedings and not get charged with aggravated perjury? How is it that, after all the evidence presented to the Harris County District Attorney's office, that they would refuse to reopen and investigate the case? Why is it that the Harris County District Attorney's office can get one question presented to them, "How many discrepancies in testimony does it take before they would stop a trial and prosecute their own witness for aggravated perjury?", that they can not answer?
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