Suspect in fatal SXSW crash pleads not guilty
In March 2014, Austin, Texas was struck by a fatal tragedy: four were dead, and more than 20 were left injured at SXSW following a hit and run. The suspect, Rashad Owens, had been inebriated behind the wheel and plowed through a barricade, directly hitting multiple people before fleeing the crime scene. He was successfully captured shortly thereafter.
A year-and-a-half later, Owens appeared in Travis County District Court pleading not guilty to capital murder and murder charges, in addition to 24 counts of aggravated assault. He is now being held in Travis County Jail with bail set at $5.5 million.