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Thursday, August 28, 2014

A jury on Wednesday acquitted a southeast Texas man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man's two sons. Prosecutors alleged that Barajas killed 20-year-old Jose Banda in a fit of rage after Banda plowed into Barajas and his sons while they were pushing a truck on a road near their home because it had run out of gas. Twelve-year-old David Jr. and 11-year-old Caleb were killed. Police failed to produce a murder weapon linked to the killing, gunpowder residue tests on Barajas' hands were negative and no witnesses saw anything that transpired on the dark December night.

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good for them....and good for him.....

#1 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-08-27 07:47 PM | Reply | Flag:

Good outcome

#2 | Posted by zack991 at 2014-08-27 09:21 PM | Reply | Flag:

Does the verdict, give the green-light to one of the thousands of fathers whose young sons were murdered in the "shock and awe" bombing of Iraq, to come here and put a bullet in Cheney or Bush ??
Just asking

#3 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI at 2014-08-27 09:32 PM | Reply | Flag:

No, aflikkted and Zack just luvs them some extrajudicial killing.

#4 | Posted by REDIAL at 2014-08-27 09:51 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

Plenty of reasonable doubt to justify the verdict. No murder weapon produced by prosecutors, no gun shot residue was found on Mr. Barajas, and no witnesses to the events that took place that night.

#5 | Posted by TXLIBERTARIAN at 2014-08-27 10:29 PM | Reply | Flag:

Bush aint no real Texan

no self respecting Texan would have a wife who killed more man than he did

#6 | Posted by truthhurts at 2014-08-27 10:32 PM | Reply | Flag:

I need to know the race of the shooting victim and attacker, as well as if the gun had black scary looking parts before deciding to be outraged - the left

#7 | Posted by aescal at 2014-08-28 08:31 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Kinda hard to feel sorry for the driver.

#8 | Posted by Tor at 2014-08-28 08:48 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Kinda hard to feel sorry for the driver."

That's true, but thinking murder is a good thing isn't all that palatable either.

#9 | Posted by REDIAL at 2014-08-28 08:53 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

That's true, but thinking murder is a good thing isn't all that palatable either.

#9 | Posted by REDIAL at 2014-08-28 08:53 PM

Not a good thing, but in this case it is certainly understandable.

#10 | Posted by moomanfl at 2014-08-28 09:29 PM | Reply | Flag:

"...in this case it is certainly understandable."

Why?

#11 | Posted by REDIAL at 2014-08-28 09:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

Lawlessness is the new normal. Now we can all take the law into our own hands.

#12 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-08-28 10:25 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

We must take the law in our own hands because those who are supposed to uphold justice will not.

#13 | Posted by docnjo at 2014-08-28 11:17 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

And what the heck does that mean?

#14 | Posted by REDIAL at 2014-08-28 11:33 PM | Reply | Flag:

11.
Really? Let some drunk driver run down your family members and let's see how calm you are. Hell get the drunk some milk and cookies so you two can talk about it. That way you can understand why he did it, or see if he had a bad childhood that could be a valid excuse to drive drunk while you wait 20 mins for the cops. Anyone who has their kids killed or raped and in turn seeks their own justice, I may not agree with those action, yet I fully understand it.

#15 | Posted by zack991 at 2014-08-28 11:42 PM | Reply | Flag:

#15 | Posted by zack991

Oh, so you are saying this guy actually IS the murderer? That's not what the court found. He was not involved... no weapon, no powder residue.

Someone else must have murdered him. I wonder why?

Where was this guy when his sub-teenage kids were pushing his truck down the road in the dark anyway? Steering it, I suppose?

#16 | Posted by REDIAL at 2014-08-28 11:49 PM | Reply | Flag:

We must take the law in our own hands because those who are supposed to uphold justice will not.
#13 | Posted by docnjo

Okay, but what does Ferguson have to do with this?

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2014-08-29 12:19 AM | Reply | Flag:

What a coincidence....some guy killed my kids and someone killed him!

#18 | Posted by Greatamerican at 2014-08-29 03:05 AM | Reply | Flag:

Hey if OJ got off......

Texas justice for ya!

#19 | Posted by drewl at 2014-08-29 08:01 AM | Reply | Flag:

Zack, many of us would kill the bastard but then throw ourselves onto the mercy of the court. Probably get a reduced sentence. This guy claimed he didn't do it which is laughable. Great for his lawyers! But the prosecutors look so bad that there is even a hint in my mind they had a hand in getting this guy off.

#20 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2014-08-29 11:28 AM | Reply | Flag:

Texas flag...the only thing that makes a Florida flag look good.

#21 | Posted by kanrei at 2014-08-29 11:31 AM | Reply | Flag:

I don't want to say anything bad about Texas, but they did only get one star
-Jack Benny

#22 | Posted by kanrei at 2014-08-29 11:32 AM | Reply | Flag:

What i find odd is that there was no physical evidence and he was still tried. Since when does motive equal guilt?

#23 | Posted by salamandagator at 2014-08-29 11:38 AM | Reply | Flag:

Since when does motive equal guilt?

Depends. What color was his skin?

#24 | Posted by kanrei at 2014-08-29 11:41 AM | Reply | Flag:

Any drunk driver is a potential murderer (or man-slaughterer). That's why such stiff penalties for a DWI charge. The father's actions would be understandable if he was the shooter, but we should not justify those actions if it was him. If he was rational enough to avoid all detection as the shooter (what about their mother?), that would have been first degree murder.

#25 | Posted by kenx at 2014-08-29 06:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

"
Does the verdict, give the green-light to one of the thousands of fathers whose young sons were murdered in the "shock and awe" bombing of Iraq, to come here and put a bullet in Cheney or Bush ??
Just asking"

Or the green light to those killed by Obama's release of weapons in fast & furious, or the Benghazi crimes, or the troop surges in Afghanistan under Obama that got over 600 killed... etc.

#26 | Posted by sames1 at 2014-08-30 01:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

I love Texas, one of the things I am proud of in this state is we lead the nation in jury nullification. There are many of us who will not vote to convict if they do not believe in the justice of the law that is on the books.

#27 | Posted by docnjo at 2014-08-31 03:55 PM | Reply | Flag:

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