EXCLUSIVE: Carmel Foster speaks out to KETK from Smith County Jail
POSTED: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 5:46pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 7:16pm
Tyler, TX — Carmel Foster called the KETK newsroom Monday afternoon. She said her attorney, O.W. Loyd misrepresented her. She also said, she signed a probation paper stating she was not a convicted felon, because her attorneys' confirmed at that time, she wasn't. So, she signed the papers.
But her attorney then told her he "didn't know" she was convicted—after the fact. But in fact, she was. So now Foster is facing additional charges and she is writing a letter to the judge says she wants to change her plea to "not guilty."
Foster told KETK that when she was speaking to her attorney, Loyd, she asked him, "are you sure that this wasn't a conviction, he said 'no'. because i had been placed on probation so he was like 'no you have no convictions, I checked I checked' --- so I signed the paper....so you tricked me? Did you trick me? He's like no, I didn't trick you. I just didn't know'. How do you not know? You're my attorney. You're supposed to know everything."
She tells KETK that she does not deny that these body-enhancement parties took place. But, she says the charge of "practicing without a medical license" is bogus, because she wasn't the only one there performing the proceedures, there were many women there giving eachother these injections to eachother, not just her. She told KETK that about 25 women were attending these parties— women consisting of coaches, teachers, hair stylists, and women from all walks of life.
Throughout this case it has been reported that these breast-enhancement parties took place at Fosters salon—Queen Diva's in Tyler. But Foster is now telling KETK exclusively that the parties never took place there. She said, "No, we met there, we left our cars at my salon, we left and went to the location that it actually happened at."
Although Foster didn't give any names, she wants people to know she was not alone at these parties. "We just all decided to do this and I'm in jail! and everyone is just let me be in here, alone. And you know there was like over 25 of us."
KETK tried to speak to the District Attorney, Matt Bingham, he declined to comment at this time because the case it still ongoing.
We also tried to speak to O.W. Loyd, he told us that he wouldn't comment because he hadn't heard the recorded phone conversation from Foster. We told him what the conversation said via. text and even offered to come to his office for further discussion, and an interview, and Loyd never replied.