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Life Sentence for Texas Man in Drug Case

By The Law Office of John J. Fox  Dec. 30, 2013 4:47p

A 32 year-old Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison by a jury in San Antonio for killing a child in a car wreck after fleeing from police. The man, D. R., was convicted of murder by the jury in the case after reviewing the evidence for 45 minutes. The child who died was 17 months old and was traveling in the family station wagon along with his parents and other siblings when their car was hit almost head-on by D. R. in September of 2012. D. R. had 419 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle when police tried to pull him over. He fled and eventually hit the station wagon as he drove the wrong way fleeing police in a high-speed chase. A three-year brother of the child who died was also killed in the accident. D. R. is facing murder charges in his death as well as federal drug charges.

D. R. told police where he obtained the marijuana which led to the recovery of 2,770 pounds of marijuana in total which has an estimated street value of up to $10 million. D. R. and four other defendants were charged with conspiracy to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana. A conviction of that offense is punishable by 10 years to life in prison. The high-speed chase and accident which killed the two children occurred after law enforcement conducted an investigation and stakeout of what they considered illegal drug activity at a location in South Bexar County. D. R. was a suspected target of police in the stakeout.

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