by Christa Lollis
Recently KTRE brought you a story about a Lufkin police officer running for sheriff. His website, complete with graphic crime scene photos, was a hot topic. But now it has a new look. "It was time to move on to part 2. Part 2 being what I would do if elected to correct that problem and make sure it doesn't happen again," Trent Burfine said. What he would do, includes having a crime scene technician and protocol. Both of which, he says, would have helped with the Candice Alexander murder that was part one of his website. "If you don't, you could have a botched case like the Candice Alexander. There was no protocol. There was no technician out there processing that crime scene. We have pictures of the murderer walking around while they were taking pictures," Burfine explains.
Sheriff Kent Henson declined an on-camera interview, but did tell us that he did not botch the investigation. Burfine says he doesn't expect the sheriff to admit fault but hopes this campaign will change things. Burfine also told KTRE, "What I hope happens is that the sheriff will see these things and make a change for the better. When he sees an article like the Candice Alexander one, realize that yes, they did make a mistake and they're going to learn from those mistakes and they won't make those mistakes on the next murder."