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Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons



Published: Wed, August 27, 2014 @ 3:31 p.m.

ANGLETON, Texas (AP) — A jury today 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 cried after the verdict was read and he hugged his wife, Cindy, who was also crying. He could have been sentenced to up to life in prison, if he had been convicted.

Prosecutors 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 truck on a road near their home because it had run out of gas. Twelve-year-old David Jr. and 11-year-old Caleb were killed.

Defense attorney Sam Cammack said Barajas didn't kill Banda and that he 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.

Authorities said that after the crash, Barajas, 32, went to his home about 100 yards from the crash site, got a gun and returned to shoot Banda.


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1NilesOhio(737 comments)posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Sorry, but Jose got what he deserved.

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2billdog1(1359 comments)posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

One of the good ones still on the street. Time for prosecutors to spend time putting the bad ones away and leave the good ones alone. Aren't they busy enough?

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3papa1(677 comments)posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

even if he did kill this guy, I would've voted to acquit.

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4vinglass(237 comments)posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I would have done the same thng

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