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Girl in a Coma responds to Houston arrest

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By Gilbert Garcia

Things have been quiet on the Girl in a Coma front since the March 22 arrest of band members Nina Diaz and Jenn Alva at the Houston club Chances. This afternoon, the band, via its publicists, released the following statement on the incident:

"As has been reported in the media, two of the members of the San Antonio-based band Girl In A Coma were involved in an altercation at a bar in the Montrose area of Houston on the evening of March 22nd, 2009.

"After being briefly detained and processed at a Harris County jail, singer/guitarist Nina Diaz and bassist Jennifer Alva were subsequently charged with felony assault on a public servant.

"While they are unable to comment on the specifics of the incident at this time, Nina and Jenn expect to be fully exonerated in due course as the full details of the matter come to light and ask for your patience as they deal with this legal matter.

"The girls would like to express their gratitude to all who have sent messages of concern and support. 'We are loving, positive individuals and are not ones to cause or wish harm to anyone. We have always had and continue to have the utmost respect for those men and women in law enforcement who honor their oaths to protect and to serve. Once the facts are fully aired, we are confident that we will be fully exonerated,' state Jenn Alva and Nina Diaz. This is their first encounter with the criminal justice system."

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