Defense Lawyer Makes Shock Allegation About Why Texas Deputy Was at Gas Station at Time of Killing
The lawyer representing the man accused of killing Texas Deputy Darren GoForth said Monday that his review of evidence has led him to believe the officer was at the gas station for a rendezvous with a woman he was having an affair with.
“I believe he was not there pumping gas. I believe he went to the station to meet this young lady,” said Anthony Osso, who is representing Shannon Miles.
Miles is charged with capital murder in the case, a charge that can only be brought against him if he murdered GoForth while the deputy was performing a “lawful discharge of an official duty.” If the deputy was at the gas station for another reason, the charge could be reduced to murder.
“From my client’s standpoint, this would no longer be a capital murder, but just a murder. It wouldn’t carry the death penalty as punishment,” Osso told reporters outside his office, according to KPRC-TV.