Grace Garcia, executive director of the Democratic fundraising group Annie’s List and a former aide to Bill and Hillary Clinton, died in crash on Interstate-35E in Waxahachie. She was 59.
A grand jury has indicted the suspect in the deadly South By Southwest crash in Austin on capital murder and murder charges. The Travis County grand jury indicted Rashad Owens on one capital murder count and four counts of murder.
After taking just 45 minutes on Monday to find Thomas Lester Harper guilty of murder for shooting an 18-year-old Good Samaritan, a Tarrant County jury took even less time to sentence the man to life in prison.
After days of testimony Thomas Lester Harper tried to apologize. “I’m sorry,” he said while on the stand Monday. Prosecutor Jack Strickland wasn’t having any of it and quickly jumped in and asked, “For what?” Harper said, “For everything.”
Thomas Harper’s attorneys say he’s a devoted father who was trying to protect his children. Harper is accused of killing a Good Samaritan after causing a multi-car crash that killed one driver, back in December of 2011.
The parents of the teen who drove drunk and caused a crash that killed four people last summer will pay only a small percentage for his rehabilitation treatment.
One of the two Fort Worth victims of last week’s deadly South by Southwest crash in Austin is back home in North Texas. Curtisha Davis’ life was turned upside down when an accused drunk driver drove through a crowd at the SXSW Festival.
The drunken-driving suspect who police say killed two people after smashing through a street barricade at SXSW did not use his brakes and even accelerated as he approached crowds. Rashad Owens is now charged with one count of Capital Murder.
A deadly crash doesn’t seem to be slowing down SXSW. Crowds have been packing venues near the site where an alleged drunk driver plowed into a crowd of concertgoers. A memorial for the victims and their families sits among the throngs of people.
The question so many people are asking is what was alleged SXSW crash driver Rashad Owens thinking? While it may be some time — if ever– before we know a definitive answer to that question, CBS 11 News has learned why the suspect was in Austin.
Two people are dead and more than 20 others are hurt in Austin, after a suspected drunk driver blasted through barricades and down a street packed with people attending the South by Southwest Festival.
CBS 11 News learned that a young couple from Fort Worth is among those injured in the Austin crash at the South by Southwest festival. Both remain hospitalized – one in a medically induced coma.