Crime: A Lovestruck Confession

A Lovestruck Confession

It was a real-life detective story worthy of Raymond Chandler: a beautiful private eye gets a suspect in a double murder to fall for her and give away his deadly secret. Making the scenario work was Kim Paris, 23, a striking Houston investigator on her first major assignment. Hired by a daughter of the victims, Paris insinuated herself into the affections of David Duval West. Police believed, but were unable to prove, that West had shot to death James and Virginia Campbell, a wealthy Houston couple, in their home in June 1982. Some two months after West met Paris, he proposed...

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