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Justice For Kayla
As many of you know, I live in Germantown. Once of the great things about Germantown is it’s great access to Kelly drive, just a Mile and a half away. One day, I was biking home on Midvale Ave. after a pretty good ride. When I got to Henry, I noticed that a block away there was a lot of honking, and I had remembered that same honking at that corner before. So I decided to see what was going on.
I road my Bike to the corner where I was greeted by protestors with signs that said, “Honk for Kayla”. I asked who Kayla was, and they told me that she was a very nice and very bright young girl from East Falls who was killed by a drunk driver a month ago. Listening to the story was moving and aggravating at the same time. Justice isn’t always as swift as it should be.
Well, it turns out that the protests have ended, and there is some light at the end of the tunnel.
They said they could finally see the door to justice for 15-year-old Kayla Peter, killed in a hit-and-run near her East Falls home the night of June 19.
A grand jury is investigating the case, which focuses on Susanna Goihman, who owns the white Lexus that struck Kayla. The grand jury is expected to make a decision by early September, a source said.
Goihman, owner of Azafran, a popular Queen Village restaurant, has not been arrested, nor has she spoken with police.
So for weeks, teenagers and parents close to Kayla have held protest vigils outside Goihman's East Falls house, screaming and chanting, encouraging drivers to honk their horns for Kayla.
"For us, this the the first phase of justice for Kayla," said Donna Persico, an Andorra parent who helped organize the nightly protests.
Last night, their signs read, "Thank you, Love Kayla," instead of "Honk for Kayla."
Our DA seemed to have dropped the ball on this one. That doesn’t sound like the “tough Cookie” friend of the victim that we all know and love. At least we know that if we make our DA look bad enough that she might actually do something about the situation.