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PuntBamaPunt
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Texas man kills drunk driver that killed his sons

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The tragedy unfolded just after 11pm when the Barajas’ family car ran out of gas along County Road 144 about 30 miles from Houston, MyFox Houston reported.
Caleb and David were helping push their father’s stalled truck when a car driven by 21-year-old Jose Banda slammed into the vehicle from behind.

The older of the two brother was killed on the spot, while his 11-year-old brother was airlifted to a hospital, where he eventually succumbed to his injuries.

The Harris County Medical Examiner said just moments after the fatal crash, Banda died from a gunshot wound to the head.

Police said no weapon has been recovered at the scene, but shots were heard after the crash.

Janie Tellez, Banda’s aunt, came to her nephew’s defense, demanding that his killer be arrested and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

‘It was an accident. He didn't purposely do that,’ Tellez told ABC13. 'Whoever did it is getting away with murdering my nephew. He deserves justice.’

Brazoria County sheriff's investigator Dominick Sanders said Monday that witnesses told authorities they saw Barajas, right after the crash, walk to his home and then return a few minutes later and approach Banda's vehicle.

Evidence showed one shot was fired, he said.

'Every time we would pursue a lead, it always came back to Mr. Barajas,' Sanders said. 'We have numerous statements placing him there at the car in close proximity to the victim at the time the gunshot was fired.'

Tests showed Banda's blood alcohol was twice the legal limit when his Chevrolet Malibu rear-ended the Barajas' family's Ford 250 truck that had run out of gas on an unlit county road near Alvin, investigators said. The inebriated driver failed to swerve or even apply his brakes before plowing into the truck and crushing Barajas' sons, David Jr., 12, and Caleb, 11.

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RCBayouBengal
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re: Texas man kills drunk driver that killed his sons
Wow


CHEDBALLZ
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re: Texas man kills drunk driver that killed his sons
Cant say I wouldnt do the same


elposter
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Not guilty by reason of temporary insanity.


GaryMyMan
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Rickety Cricket
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POS murderer is worse than the drunk driver.


Walt OReilly
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re: Texas man kills drunk driver that killed his sons
good for that man

i might would do the same if i was him


NaturalBeam
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re: Texas man kills drunk driver that killed his sons
So he walks back to his house to get a gun while his 11 year old son is in critical condition fighting for his life?


TexasTiger
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can't say I blame the man, I would probably do the same if it were my kids.


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PrimeTime Money
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No.


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TigerBait1127
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They don't know if be was drunk yet


tigeraddict
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re: Texas man kills drunk driver that killed his sons
quote:

So he walks back to his house to get a gun while his 11 year old son is in critical condition fighting for his life?


this.

the whole story does not add up


stonedbegonias
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Messed up story. I wouldn't be surprised if the shooter gets life since this is Texas we're talking about. I seriously doubt he'd get the death sentence given the circumstances.
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LST
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He could have had a gun in his car or a CCW.


ETA: missed the part were it said he walked to his house,
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TexasTiger
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maybe the guy didn't have a cell phone...and went home called 911 and then went back to the wreak. Maybe his boy was so badly hurt he couldn't tell if he was alive or dead.


lsuwontonwrap
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Well damn


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heartbreakTiger
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if the guy was drunk then good for the dad. consequences for your actions, you dont know how to drive drunk and you kill someone then i dont feel bad when the favor is returned.


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foshizzle
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So he walks back to his house to get a gun


Obviously he had one in the truck.

I'm betting the jury refuses to convict.


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Ortho Reb
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LSUIEGRAD13
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re: Texas man kills drunk driver that killed his sons
quote:

Maybe his boy was so badly hurt he couldn't tell if he was alive or dead.



I am betting he thought both his sons were dead. Freaked the frick out and killed the POS drunk driver(allegedly). If he gets a good lawyer he can/will plead guilty for manslaughter. If you know the laws(and I don't to the full extent)at least in Louisiana you can get manslaughter for being in the "heat of the moment". The dude will serve 6 months then get out.


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