Father acquitted of murder after being accused of killing drunk driver who killed his two sonsBy Mason White 12:11 PM August 28, 2014
|David Barajas with his wife and boys|
By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) A father was found not guilty in the murder of a man who killed his two young sons.
31-year-old David Barajas of Texas, was charged with murder and faced life in prison after he was accused of fatally shooting the driver who killed his sons.
Barajas was on his way home with his sons, 12-year-old David Jr. and 11-year-old Caleb. They were about 50 yards from their Houston home when their car got stuck.
Caleb and David got out of the car and helped their father push the stalled vehicle. At some point, a car slammed into them from behind.
The accident occurred about 11:00 p.m. David Jr. died at the scene, while Caleb died at a hospital.
Prosecutors said that Barajas went to his home and returned to the scene to kill 20-year-old Jose Banda.
However, investigators never recovered a gun and didn’t have an eyewitness to the shooting. Barajas’ attorney, Sam Cammack, said that his client only focused on saving his childrens’ lives and did not kill the man.
Barajas said that there were other men in the car with the drunk driver, but they fled the scene after the crash. He believes that one of them shot and killed Banda.
The prosecutor did not provide sufficient evidence to the jury to prove their claim that Barajas killed the driver.
Barajas and his wife cried after he was found not guilty.
Barajas is happy to be cleared of a crime he did not commit. However, he said that he is still grieving over the loss of his beloved sons.