Legal expert on SXSW charges: 'The death penalty is on the table'

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Posted on March 13, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 13 at 4:35 PM

A Killeen man faces capital murder charges after Austin police say he plowed into a crowd of people at South by Southwest.

A man on a bicycle and a woman on a moped died. About two dozen others were hurt, including five critically.

21-year-old Rashad Owens faces two counts of capital murder and 23 counts of aggravated assault. Police say they had tried to pull Owens over because they suspected him of driving drunk.

Capital murder charges usually indicate premeditation or intention. So, can prosecutors make these charges stick?

Defense attorney Pete Schulte gave us his legal opinion on News 8 at 4.

 

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