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Brookey convicted on little evidence,
This review is from: Witch: The True Story of Las Vegas' Most Notorious Female Killer (Berkley True Crime) (Mass Market Paperback)I am an attorney in Las Vegas who read Mr. Puit's book to get to know some of the main law enforcement operators in Las Vegas.
Mr. Puit sets forth a wealth of information in West's case. Based on the information provided, it seems that West was convicted of murder on very shaky circumstantial evidence.
The cause of death of her mother was undetermined. No murder weapon was adequately identified. The motive was not clear cut. There was no eye-witness of the murder, just a bunch of witnesses that made a case that West was weird.
It appears to me that West was convicted simply because she was different. "Guilty by reason of weirdness."
All of her alleged victims were weirder still.
However, she was a criminal who committed a series of property related crimes including shoplifting and identity theft. Such crimes could be attributed to her poor upbringing and her mental problems.
Murder? I think there was reasonable doubt based on what this book presents.