Innocence Lost

Carlton Stowers, Author, Jane Chelius, Editor
Carlton Stowers, Author, Jane Chelius, Editor Pocket Books $18.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-671-66819-8
Reviewed on: 07/01/1990
Release date: 07/01/1990
This is a disquieting, involving account of the murder of an undercover police officer by two teenagers in Midlothian, Tex., regarded as an idyllic town to raise children. Officer George Raffield posed as a high school student to infiltrate Midlothian's drug culture, which he did with some success. After a time, however, the student drug abusers grew suspicious of him, especially Greg Knighten, adopted son of a police officer, and Richard Goeglein, whose parents had moved from Arizona following his involvement in a bizarre suicide pact. The two lured Raffield into the country and Knighten shot him. Goeglein turned state's evidence and his cohort was sentenced to 45 years after a trial which, Stowers ( Careless Whispers ) suggests, revealed the district attorney as a mediocre prosecutor. (July)
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