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More charges filed in South by Southwest fatal crash

 

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – A driver already charged with murder is facing 20 new charges of aggravated assault after he plowed into a crowd during the South by Southwest music festival in Austin.

Jail documents posted online Tuesday list the additional charges against 21-year-old Rashad Owens. An arrest report says Owens accelerated through a crowd, killing four people and leaving 17 injured.

He has already been charged with one count of capital murder in the March 13 incident.

Police say Owens was fleeing a patrolman and driving down a street that was closed for the music festival when the crash occurred.

Each new charge is punishable by 99 years in prison. Owens is in jail with bail set at $3 million.

No new murder charges were listed, though more could be added later, officials said.  

 

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Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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