Texas News

News > Texas News > Jury acquits man charged with killing the drunk driver who ran over his two sons

Jury acquits man charged with killing the drunk driver who ran over his two sons

A jury has acquitted a southeast Texas man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man's two sons.

David Barajas (bah-RAH'-hahs) cried when the verdict was read Wednesday. He faced up to life in prison, if convicted.

Prosecutors had alleged that Barajas killed 20-year-old Jose Banda in a fit of rage after Banda plowed into Barajas and his sons while they were pushing a vehicle on a road near their hometown of Alvin. Twelve-year-old David Jr. and 11-year-old Caleb were killed.

Defense attorney Sam Cammack (cah-mack) says Barajas didn't kill Banda and was only focused on saving his sons. The gun used to kill Banda wasn't found and there was little physical evidence tying Barajas to the killing. 

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is seeking the public’s help in solving the 1991 murder of...
Texas prison system records show the number of inmates identifying themselves as transgender is at an all-time...
The CEO of Wells Fargo says nearly 150,000 Texas accounts possibly were affected in the banking scandal that's...
With flu season just around the corner, health officials at the Texas Department of State Health Services urge...
The Texas Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority and...