SXSW Hit-And-Run Suspect Facing 4 New Charges


Adelle Platon | April 21, 2014 - 5:12 pm

The suspect who has been accused of killing four and injuring over two dozen South By Southwest festival-goers in March while allegedly driving under the influence has been charged with four additional charges of aggravated assault, the Austin-American Statesman reports.

Rashad Charjuan Owens, 21, who has 24 counts of aggravated assault and capital murder on his record, copped the new charges, stemming from injuries that range from a scratch to a fractured neck on four more victims.

One of the victims suffered a concussion and lacerations to the head while another victim, an 18 year-old high school senior, is learning how to walk again and has undergone two surgeries for injuries sustained at the crash.

An extra $500,000 has been added on to his whopping $5 million bail.