SXSW Hit-And-Run Suspect Charged With Murder

03/14/2014
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(Classic Rock) A suspect in the hit-and-run that left two dead and 23 injured at the South By Southwest festival in Texas is to face two charges of murder, police have confirmed.

Rashad Charjuan Owens, 21, was tasered and arrested after a car ploughed into a queue of fans on a pedestrian walkway outside a venue late on Wednesday night. The collision left several victims severely injured before hitting and killing a man on a bicycle and a woman on a moped.

An eyewitness account described people being thrown into the air "like popping popcorn". Black Star Riders frontman Ricky Warwick spoke of his relief as his wife survived the incident.

Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo has confirmed Owens will be charged with two counts of murder and 23 counts of assault, saying: "It's clear to me from his actions that this is an individual who showed no regard for human beings that he ploughed through in his attempt to get away." more on this story

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