HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A former Houston police officer who is charged in connection with a deadly 2019 drug raid that left two people dead is facing accusations he provided false testimony that led to the wrongful conviction of a man in another case.

Attorneys for 64-year-old Otis Mallet allege Gerald Goines lied in trial testimony about buying crack cocaine from their client in April 2008 and failed to disclose evidence that would have benefited Mallet’s case.

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Gerald Goines (Houston Police Dept.)

Mallet was sentenced to eight years in prison and later paroled.

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Goines is facing charges for the deaths of Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas in a January 2019 drug raid.

Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas (credit: Houston Police)

Mallet has long maintained his innocence.

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