Aug 27, 2014 1:24 PM by Associated Press

Texas drunken driving slaying case goes to jury

ANGLETON, Texas (AP) - A jury has begun deliberating in the murder case of a Texas father accused of fatally shooting a drunken driver who had just killed his two sons in a crash.

Jurors got the case Wednesday after closing arguments in the trial of David Barajas.

He's accused of fatally shooting Jose Banda in December 2012 near Alvin, minutes after Banda hit a truck Barajas and his sons were pushing because it had run out of gas. Twelve-year-old David Jr. and 11-year-old Caleb were killed.

Prosecutor Brian Hrach told jurors the justice system is based on the law, not "revenge."

Barajas' attorney, Sam Cammack, said his client's only focus the night of the crash was trying to save his sons' lives.

Barajas faces up to life in prison, if convicted.


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