El Paso man found guilty of intoxication manslaughter

EL PASO, Texas - Jurors found an El Paso man guilty of two counts of intoxication manslaughter Saturday, during a rare weekend court appearance.

Eric Barajas, 36, was found guilty to a crime dating back to 2009.

Barajas was reportedly driving drunk when officials said he struck and killed 26-year-old Orlando Figueroa and 22-year-old Angela Gonzalez, who were walking on Lee Trevino Drive.

They died at the scene.

Defense argued Saturday that Gonzalez and Figueroa were intoxicated and were not using a crosswalk.

Prosecutors maintained that Barajas fled the scene and even ran a red light with a shattered windshield.

Sentencing is scheduled for Monday morning.

comments powered by Disqus