ANGLETON, Texas (AP) — A Southeast Texas jury is to hear closing arguments in the trial of a Texas father accused of fatally shooting a drunken driver who killed his two sons in a crash.
The Brazoria County jury will hear arguments Wednesday before deliberating the murder case of David Barajas (bah-RAH'-hahs). Both sides rested their cases Tuesday in a state district court in Angleton, with the defense calling just three witnesses.
Barajas is accused of fatally shooting Jose Banda in December 2012 near Alvin, minutes after Banda hit a truck Barajas and his two sons were pushing after it ran out of gas. Twelve-year-old David Jr. and 11-year-old Caleb were killed.
If convicted, Barajas faces up to life imprisonment.