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Texas Dad Accused of Murdering Drunk Driver Who Killed Kids

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If I had children and someone murdered them in front of me, I'd murder that person too. Go ahead and call it barbaric, I wouldn't care.

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By killing the guy the dad becomes no better than the guy he killed.

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The father probably prevent the drunk driver from running over more people.

The father wins in the court of morality, loses in the court of legality.

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Isnt law supposed to do what is in the best interest for society? The father should get a minimal sentence. Other murders should not be used as precedent as the circumstances are unique in this case.

My ruling: 3 years plus community service

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Isnt law supposed to do what is in the best interest for society? The father should get a minimal sentence. Other murders should not be used as precedent as the circumstances are unique in this case.

My ruling: 3 years plus community service

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Isnt law supposed to do what is in the best interest for society? The father should get a minimal sentence. Other murders should not be used as precedent as the circumstances are unique in this case.

My ruling: 3 years plus community service

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Interestingly, in World War 1, this was a common "problem". They trained and armed the soldiers, sent them to fight, and...many times they seemed to seize up, or deliberately miss.

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I can imagine that he will not get away with something like this because it would set a precedent and be an open invitation for other to do the same.

That said, I couldn't even begin to imagine the sheer devastation and rage the father must have felt. I can see where he'd react in such a knee-jerk reaction.

THAT said, now there are two families suffering. If the family of the drunk driver retaliated is THAT okay? Where does the line get drawn?

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I prefer to not call it by the wrong term.

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Were they pushing the vehicle on the road? If so is that legal? If it's not wouldn't the father share legal responsibility in their death?

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Tough situation. The gun was there which is why it was used. To me the gun shouldn't have been there. More then likely the case would have been a beating instead of a shooting and more likely the driver survives.

Killing the driver doesn't bring the kids back. And it seems the driver was also a kid too so now you just did the same thing that hurt you, to another family.

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So did the father have a breathalyser to determine that the guy was drunk? Because Diabetic shock or low blood sugar can look like your drunk...in other words this guy didn't know and murdered him because he at the time decided he was drunk....pretty stupid father...you cant just go out and serve your own justice...that is why we have a criminal justice system...duh....

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Many threads remind me that CDC is full of "insightful adolescent bad asses"

Funny how folks know how they would react in a life changing situation. You haven't a clue, I've been there.

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Tough situation. The gun was there which is why it was used. To me the gun shouldn't have been there. More then likely the case would have been a beating instead of a shooting and more likely the driver survives.

Killing the driver doesn't bring the kids back. And it seems the driver was also a kid too so now you just did the same thing that hurt you, to another family.

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http://abcnews.go.co...ory?id=18477907

A Texas father, who watched a drunk driver strike and kill his two young sons, has been charged with murder after allegedly shooting the driver in the head moments after the accident.

David Barajas, 31, was charged with murder on Monday, more than two months after his sons David Jr., 12, and Caleb, 11, were killed steps from their home on a rural road outside Houston on Dec. 7.

Bond was set at $450,000, police said.

Barajas and his sons were pushing the family's disabled pickup truck toward their home late that night, as the boys' mother and two younger siblings sat inside, according to a police report released by the Brazoria County Sheriff's Department.

They were struck by Jose Banda, 20, the driver of a Chevy Malibu, instantly killing David Jr. and critically injuring Caleb, who later died at a hospital.

"Banda was determined to be intoxicated at the time of the crash," police said in their report.

When cops arrived on the scene, they noticed something else about Banda. He had been shot in the head. But they could not immediately find the murder weapon.

"Investigators recovered a projectile from inside of the vehicle that Jose Banda's was shot in. Investigators were unable to match that projectile to a weapon because no weapons were recovered at the scene," according the sheriff's department.

Witnesses at the scene watched Barajas walk to his home and allegedly retrieve the gun with which he shot Banda, according to a police report. When police searched the home, they found a pistol holster and ammunition, but no firearm.

"Investigators are currently awaiting results of gunshot residue tests which were collected at the scene," police said. On Friday, a grand jury found there was enough evidence that Barajas could be charged.

According to authorities, he does not yet have an attorney.

"It really hurt a lot of us," Jose Roman, a family friend of Barajas, told ABC affiliate KTRK-TVabout the death of the boys and the indictment of their father.

The boys, both fans of the Houston Texans, were buried last month. Many of the mourners at their funeral wore Texans jerseys.

But the family of the slain driver believes justice must be done.

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

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