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Closings near in trial of father accused of fatally shooting drunken driver who killed sons

A Southeast Texas jury is to hear closing arguments in the trial of a Texas father accused of fatally shooting a drunken driver who killed his two sons in a crash.

The Brazoria County jury will hear arguments Wednesday before deliberating the murder case of David Barajas (bah-RAH'-hahs). Both sides rested their cases Tuesday in a state district court in Angleton, with the defense calling just three witnesses.

Barajas is accused of fatally shooting Jose Banda in December 2012 near Alvin, minutes after Banda hit a truck Barajas and his two sons were pushing after it ran out of gas. Twelve-year-old David Jr. and 11-year-old Caleb were killed.

If convicted, Barajas faces up to life in prison.

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