SXSW Hit-and-Run Driver Will Be Charged with Murder

The driver of the vehicle that killed two people and injured 23 others at the SXSW festival in Austin will reportedly be charged with murder. According to police, around midnight on Wednesday, the suspect attempted to get away from a officers at a drunk driving stop, plowing through barricades before driving his car through crowds waiting to get into various artists showcases in clubs on the Austin street. Rashad Charjuan Owens, who attempted to flee on foot, was tasered by officers and taken into custody. According to public documents, his criminal record includes a prior guilty plea to driving under the influence …

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