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Driver Convicted in Awful South by Southwest Crash

Rashad Owens found guilty of capital murder

(Newser) - A jury on Friday found a driver guilty of capital murder in a crash that killed four people last year at the South by Southwest festival in Austin. The Austin American-Statesman reports the Travis County jury returned with the verdict against 23-year-old Rashad Owens after a little more than three... More »

SXSW Crash Suspect Was About to Perform at Festival

Rashad Owens is aspiring rapper

(Newser) - At 12:30am Thursday, Rashad Owens was an aspiring rapper heading to perform at an Austin club during the South by Southwest festival. By 1am, he was in custody on charges that could bring the death penalty. The 21-year-old accused of driving his car into a crowd of people while... More »

21-Year-Old Driver ID'd in SXSW Car Fatalities

Rashad Owens faces death penalty

(Newser) - The driver accused of plowing into a crowd at the South by Southwest Festival, killing two and injuring 23 others, has been identified as 21-year-old Rashad Owens of Killeen, Texas, reports the Austin American-Statesman . Police say the tragedy began about 12:30am when an officer tried to pull over Owens... More »

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