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Father to stand trial in killing of drunk driver who killed 2 sons

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ANGLETON, Texas (AP) - A father faces trial on charges that he fatally shot a drunken driver who killed his two sons in a wreck in rural Southeast Texas.
    
Opening statements are expected Tuesday in the murder trial of David Barajas (buh-RAH'-hus) in Angleton.
    
Authorities say Barajas fatally shot Jose Banda after the December 2012 accident near Alvin, about 30 miles southeast of Houston. Barajas' sons, 12-year-old David Jr. and 11-year-old Caleb were killed in the wreck.
    
Defense attorney Sam Cammack says his client did not kill Banda.
    
No witnesses have named Barajas as the shooter. Authorities never recovered a weapon.
    
If convicted, Barajas faces up to life in prison.

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