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Jury Finds Teen Not Guilty In Temple Fatal Street Racing Trial


The jury has found the teen charged with racing on a highway not guilty for an accident in Temple that left two children dead and the mother seriously injured nearly two years ago.

During closing arguments, both the defense and prosecution addressed why the other driver who was racing did not testify in the case of Kevin Rogers.

The defense claimed that the state didn't call Erik Mungia-Trejo because they said he would've testified that he and Rogers were not racing on Little River Road at the time of the accident, and the prosecution argued that he would have admitted that the two were still in a race even after both had turned off Blackland Road where the race began.

They argued that since Rogers instigated the race with Trejo, he was just as much at fault for the accident as Trejo.  They also claimed that the reason Rogers didn't take the stand on his own behalf during the trial was because the evidence the state tried to use against him didn't prove he committed the offense he had been charged with.

They also claimed that their crash expert's testimony was proof that Rogers did believe the race had finished on Blackland Road based on his driving speed of 50 miles per hour at the time of the wreck and where he ultimately came to a stop.

In his own trial, Trejo was earlier found guilty on his charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for his role in the accident, but Rogers has now been exonerated of all charges against him.

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