(HOUSTON) — A jury returned a verdict of not guilty Wednesday for a Texas father accused of the shooting death of a drunk driver who killed his two sons.
David Barajas was accused of fatally shooting 20-year-old Jose Banda in December 2012 after Banda plowed into a vehicle that Barajas and his two sons had been pushing on a rural road in Alvin, about 30 miles southeast of Houston.
The Barajas family broke into tears in the courtroom while Jose Banda’s family sat in stunned belief.
“I am relieved but still in pain. My two boys are dead and nothing will bring them back,” Barajas said afterward.
David Jr., 12, and Caleb, 11, were killed in the accident.
If Barajas had been convicted, he faced a potential life sentence.
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