As we reported earlier this week, a woman was charged with choking a teen for getting in her way during Wishes at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. We are now hearing from the women’s lawyer that this actually did not happen and has requested that all charges be dropped.
Tabbatha Kaye Mature, 41 of New Baltimore, Michigan, was arrested and booked into the Orange County Jail Wednesday night on felony child-abuse charges streaming from the alleged event. She was later released on $2,000 bond.
Details of the arrest report say that the alleged victim stood up to view the nightly Wishes show at the Magic Kingdom. Mature requested the teen to sit down so she could have a better view of the show. The teen and her friends started to leave and this is when it is alleged that Mature started to choke her.
Mature’s lawyer, Adam Chzan, said, “there wasn’t a physical fight…There was a request for them to sit down or move, and things rolled on from there, but she never choked the alleged victim.”
He also added that the argument was primarily between Mature’s 17 year-old daughter and the group of teens. According to him, additional witnesses were not interviewed by Orange County Deputies who might have a different story to tell.
Chzan said that Mature had a clean record and had never been arrested prior to this incident on Wednesday night.
“She’s a decent person, so this whole thing has been a complete shock,” he said. “…We intend to vigorously defend her against these allegations.”
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Source: Orlando Sentinel