Monday, September 21, 2015

Texas Deputy Darren Goforth: From 'Hero to Scoundrel'

Deputy Darren Goforth
Cypress, Texas

When a law enforcement officer is allegedly shot at point-blank range multiple times, while simply filling-up his vehicle at a local gas station, it would be easy to rally for him. And that’s exactly what happened in the case of Deputy Darren Goforth.

The husband and father was gunned down at a Cypress gas station a little less than a month ago in an apparent ambush. Surveillance video at the gas station led to the arrest of Shannon Miles.

The case inspired several thousand people to march in Goforth’s memory, while the city created a huge memorial at the site of the murder, and thousands and thousands of dollars were raised for Goforth’s family. On all the nightly newscasts, the word Goforth was repeated, almost to overkill.

Headlines all suggested the same thing about Darren Goforth -- Hero, Family Man, Top-Notch, Honest Police officer

Then, the unthinkable happened.

Friday, the world still mourning the death of this alleged great family man and phenomenal police officer learned of a new headline.

Slain Texas deputy’s alleged mistress comes forward as witness to his murder

A document became part of the public record. It was sent, as required by state prosecutors, to the defense, that claims a woman seen at the murder scene cradling the deputy's body and screaming told investigators she had a relationship with Goforth.

In newly revealed court documents dated Sept. 16 and obtained by ABC News, the unidentified female “witness” to his death says her relationship with the father of two was "during the preceding 15 months."


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