POSTED: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 12:33pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 12:44pm
Houston, TX — An Alvin father remained in the Brazoria County Jail Monday, charged with murder in the alleged revenge killing of a drunken driver who plowed into his truck, killing his two young sons last December.
David Barajas Sr., 31, a construction worker, is being held in lieu of $450,000 bail in the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Jose Inez Banda minutes after the Dec. 7 crash that claimed the lives of Barajas' 11- and 12-year-old sons.
"The whole incident is extremely tragic," said Brazoria County sheriff's lead investigator, Dominick Sanders. "The grand jury reviewed it and has indicted him for murder."
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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