DA requests special prosecutor in Shannon Miles murder trial

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The Harris County District Attorney's Office will not prosecute the case, we learned today

District Attorney Kim Ogg hopes to avoid the appearance of impropriety by asking for a special prosecutor in the case of Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth's alleged killer.

The motion to bring on a special prosecutor in Shannon Miles' case is because one of Ogg's staff members represented his family members during the investigation of Goforth's murder.

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Miles is accused of killing Goforth in August 2015.

At the time, Vivian King was an attorney in private practice and represented Miles' mother and brother during questioning in the case.

She also had discussions with Miles' attorney about the case.

King now works for Ogg as chief of staff.

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Shannon Miles, the man accused of killing Deputy Darren Goforth, did not appear in court today, as his competency to stand trial is still being evaluated.

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