Deadly Crash

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Jury Sentences Good Samaritan Murderer To Life In Prison

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.

CBSDFW.COM–05/06/2014

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Jury Finds Thomas Harper Guilty In Good Samaritan Murder Trial

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.”

CBS 11–05/05/2014

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Court Hears Testimony In ‘Good Samaritan’ Murder Trial

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.

CBS 11–04/29/2014

Ethan Couch, 16, has been sentenced to 10 years probation for a June 2013 drunk driving crash that killed four people and severely injured two others.  (credit: CBS 11 News)

“Affluenza” Teen’s Parents Partially Responsible For Treatment

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.

CBS 11–04/11/2014

Fort Worth resident Curtisha Davis, a victim in the South by Southwest crash in Austin, returns home. (Source: CBSDFW.COM)

SXSW Crash Victim Released From Hospital, Back In North Texas

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.

CBSDFW.COM–03/18/2014

Mugshot of accused SXSW crash driver Rashad Owens. (credit: Austin Police Dept.)

Suspect In Deadly South By Southwest Crash Formally Charged

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.

03/14/2014

Mugshot of accused SXSW crash driver Rashad Owens. (credit: Austin Police Dept.)

Crowds Pack SXSW Streets Near Deadly Crash Scene

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.

CBSDFW.COM–03/14/2014

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SXSW Crash Suspect In Austin Hoping To Get His Big Music Break

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.

CBSDFW.COM–03/13/2014

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South By Southwest Festival Continues After Deadly Crash

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.

CBSDFW.COM–03/13/2014

A photo of Fort Worth residents Deandre Tatum (L) and Curtisha Davis (R), who were both injured at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin. (credit: Facebook)

Young Fort Worth Couple Among Those Injured In SXSW Crash

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.

CBSDFW.COM–03/13/2014

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Family, Friends Say Goodbye To 16-Year-Old Northwest High Student

Family and friends packed First Baptist Church to say goodbye to ShyAnn Hooper.

02/14/2014

Brianna Christensen (credit: Northwest Independent School District)

After Crash, H.S. Team Grieves Over Loss & Prays For Injured

Wednesday afternoon the gymnasium where the Lady Texan basketball team plays was empty. The season is over but it was never supposed to end like this.

CBS 11–02/12/2014

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