Evidence points out to another person at the initial scene of the crime suggesting that the person accused was not the one who shot and killed a drunk driver.
(CNN) — A father and his two young sons were pushing a truck that had run out of gas down a road in December 2012, when a drunk driver plowed into it, killing the boys. The drunk driver was then shot dead at the scene of the crash near Houston.
On Wednesday, a Texas jury handed down a verdict of not guilty to father David Barajas in the shooting, CNN affiliate KHOU reported.
After the hearing, prosecutor Jeri Yenne stepped in front of cameras to say that she still believed that Barajas killed Jose Banda. Otherwise, the state wouldn’t have prosecuted, she said.
“We also know that the jury did not believe that beyond a reasonable doubt,” she said. “We respect that.”
During the trial Sam Cammack, Barajas’ defense attorney, was able to cast some doubt on the charges. He told jurors that the blood of a third, unknown person was found in Banda’s car.
He accused authorities of jumping to conclusions.
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