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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 13, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas State PageGA New Texas November Teen certified as adult in officer slaying Texas AP A teenager was certified to stand trial in connection with the shooting of an undercover police but his attorney says he will appeal the ruling arguing because the hearing was unconstitu County Court At Law Judge Al Scoggins cer tified Greg after testimony from eight witnesses during a threehour hearing Thursday at the Ellis County Cour Knighten is accused in connection with the shooting death of George Raffield a Midlothian narcotics officer who posed as a stu dent in an undercover investigation into drug selling at Midlothian High He was found shot twice in the head and lying in a Because of the nature of the offense and the way it was I think it calls for adult said Mary Lou Ellis County district Knighten now must face an Ellis County grand jury which wil be asked to indict him on charges of capital murder in the fatal Shipley Defense lawyer James Jenkins said he would challenge the certification on the basis of a law that took effect this The law allows a grand jury to recommend whether it would indict a juvenile on a charge if he were an The recommendation is placed in the juveniles court file before his certification An Ellis County grand jury issued capital murder recommendations against Knighten and a second 16yearold allegedly involved in the Jenkins said the process denied Knighten his constitutional rights because he was not allowed to be present during the grand jury Shipley said the new law Is unclear but said that she asked the judge to ignore the grand jurys recommendations when deciding whether to certify By doing Shipley she hopes to avoid a reversal on Without a juvenile can not stand trial and wont be sent to As an adult the maximum sentence for a juvenile cer tified as an adult and convicted of capital murder is life in Its such a and were just shock said the boys Thomas an 18year veteran of the Dallas Police Knightens father testified in the hearing say ing that his son is easily led and influenced by strong Jenkins Two other Midlothian High School students are accused in the killing of a rookie police Richard Goeglein was indicted on capital murder charges In a separate hearing state District Judge Gene Knize set Goegleins bail at an amount too high for the teenagers family to said his Lee Johnson of Goegleins Richard Goeglein testified during the hearing that he Is an unemployed hair stylist and that his wife recently got a Job as a Because he turned 17 little more than a month before the Goeglein automatically will stand trial as an adult and faces death by lethal injection if A capital murder warrant was Issued last week for the third a 16yearold boy who told authorities he saw Goeglein and Knighten drive away with Raffield the night of the shooting and later picked up the two teenagers at a prearranged says a court The youth also told authorities Knighten showed him a saying that he and Goeglein were going to kill The whose name is being withheld because he is a is expected to surrender to authorities in the next several Shipley Prosecutors also will seek to certify him to stand trial on capital murder charges as an Senate approves waste amendment despite objections Funeral home foils perfect homicide SAN ANTONIO AP Bexar County Sheriff Harlon Copeland says alert funeral home workers foiled what might have been a perfect Copeland said the workers noticed bruises on a 63yearold womans body and tipped who later determined the death was a homicide and arrested a 46yearold man for The body of Augusta May Oberlander was found slumped on a couch in her home Officials believed she had died of a heart at but her death was ruled a homicide Thursday by the Bexar County Medical Examiners Office after bruises were found on the womans Id say Alamo Funeral Home was on its Copeland Im afraid that body could have been buried and wed never have known it was a the sheriff told the San Antonio Roger John was ordered held in the Bexar County Jail in lieu of Medical examiners office spokesman Dewey Cashwell This head injuries could have easily gone said the vic tims Richard Earny said family members had only recently learned from friends of Oberlander that she had complained in the past of being hit or Copeland said that deputies sent to the womans house did not see any signs of foul play and paramedics said it appeared the woman had suf fered a heart Frank chief medical in vestigator of the Bexar County Medical Examiners said a medical investigator wasnt called to the death David Crosby says hes grateful for drugs and weapons convictions Authorities said they conferred with the womans doctor and decided that natural death was a logical possibility based on the reports roni the Ther body was then taken to the funeral home where workers discovered the bruises a few hours An autopsy determined that the head injuries caused the womans death Trey assistant manager of the funeral said several employees saw the bruises We just fell like it was something the medical examiner should look Vaughn As far as Im through the funeral homes diligence and we were kept from burying a homicide Castillonsaid WASHINGTON AP Despite lastminute appeals from Texas two the Senate passed a measure limiting the Energy Depart ments search for a highlevel nuclear waste site to one of three sites already Lloyd Bentsen and Phil Gramm opposed the bill Thursday because they said Texas still has a onelnthree chance of being picked as the host a decision DOE is required to make under the bill by The Energy Department has chosen Deaf Smith Yucca and the Han ford Nuclear Reservation In Washington state as the final three candidate sites under terms of the 1982 Nuclear Waste Policy While the amendment docs not specify which of three sites will be Yucca Mountain is widely regarded as the fronlrunner or a variety of including its loca tion in the middle of a nuclear weapons testing range Despite the tilt toward both Texas senators chose to vote against the bill because they said Texas could still be the site picket by DOE In an overwhelming 63 30 the Senate attached the sponsored by J Bennett and James Me to a billion energy and water appropriations bill slated for a vote next week The bottom line is that by Jan the secretary of energy is not going to be in a position to make a final determination to the single site that is to said a Republican a argued that the date should be pushed to lyyi to avoid having the decision made b a lameduck energy sevunary The Senate committee on en vironment and public works has sug gested a singlesite selection deadline of and 1 find that much more reasonable and Bentsen The amendment also postpones further consideration of a site in the eastern United States until the year which both Texas senators have objected to consistently in the past One portion favored by Gramm was a federal Incentive payment of million annually to the host stale If you want somebody to take a garbage heap that society has to youve got lo compen sate them to do It I believe that the compensation Ideas Is the correct way to go about he said But Gramm said the measure needed a provision guaranteeing the slate chosen by will accept the repository Under the current any governor could veto such a he said 1 think it makes no sense for us lo go out and spend billion digging three different holes with no guarantee that any of the threo states where the shafts arc sunk will allow us lo build the repository in their Gramm said In a separate move that narrows the chances Texas will be chosen as the primary Gramm attached an amendment barring the IXJK from buying any land at the Texas Panhandle site until late The agency can still least1 lands In addition to the purchasing pro the Gramm amendment sets down procedure lor land ap praisal that acknowledge the uni quo geophysical of UK Deaf Smith County site Ttm is diMgned to forcithe government to conn up with significantly money tu pur c h a h i Texas I a n d s during preliminary examination of UKMir another liisiiKcntiM ronsu the other sites arv on federal land LOS ANGELES AP Rock singer David Crosby says hes grateful for his drug and weapons which cost him five mon ths in prison before they were thrown out by an appeals Even though they put me in the penitentiary on a case they shouldnt I feel gratitude because it may have saved my Crosby said after a Texas appeals court ruled Thursday he was caught in an illegal I hope other people will learn from my experience and avoid Ive been clean for nearly two years now and I have the state of Texas to thank for he who became famous with The Byrds and later with Stills and was arrested in 1982 in his dressing room at a night club in He was convicted on cocaine and handgun possession Because Im no longer a con victed felon that means that 1 get my which is very valuable to 1 care a great deal about he It also gives me my right to travel and means Im off parole and thats The Texas Court of Criminal Ap peals that a Dallas policeman had no right to search Crosbys night club dressing room on April The policeman found Crosby crouched on the floor with a propane torch in one hand and glass pipe in the On his lap was a bag of according to court Police also found a pistol after they took Crosby to city He was sentenced to five years in prison for the cocaine conviction and a three year to be served at the same time as the cocaine for unlawfully carrying a weapon in a The dressing room search was il legal because the officer testified he went into the dressing room after I got curious as to whether there was a law being violated or not in the appeals court Our Grand Opening Gets Rolling FEYSEZ CAR WASH 955 46 South Invites You to Come By for Our Grand Opening Celebration Saturday Sunday 14th 15th Were celebrating the Grand Opening of our Mew Braunfels shoppe at 161 135 Come on over and celebrate 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