Texas Dad David Barajas Acquitted of Murdering Drunk Driver Who Killed Sons

Style Magazine Newswire | 8/27/2014, 2:23 p.m.
Father accused of mudering the drunk driver who killed his kids found not guilty.
David Barajas aquitted

A Texas father was found not guilty Wednesday of gunning down the man who killed his young sons in a drunken-driving accident. It took the jury three hours to acquit David Barajas, who was charged in the shooting death of 20-year-old Jose Banda Jr. in December 2012. Police said an intoxicated Banda struck Barajas and his two children while they pushed the family’s disabled truck down a road, just 50 yards away from their home in Alvin, south of Houston. Barajas’ children — David, 12, and Caleb, 11 — were killed.

Prosecutors argued that while Banda may have caused the accident, he didn’t deserve to die in a “revenge” killing. Barajas’ attorney, Sam Cammack, said his client’s only focus the night of the crash was trying to save his sons’ lives. Barajas would have faced up to life in prison if convicted.

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