LUBBOCK, TX -- On Saturday Les Macias, the father of a boy who was killed by a drunk driver while riding his horse, told Everythinglubbock.com that a grand jury recently issued a "no bill" against the man who hit his child. This means the grand jury has decided there is not enough evidence to indict the driver.
Macias said he was angry over this decision and feels that justice is not being done. He dropped by the studio of KAMC/KLBK in person to provide an update.
"He needs to pay for what he's done. He ain't going to bring my kid back, but he can't walk away from that," Macias said.
Last July Jared Macias and his friend Destiny, were riding Macias' horse, Amarillo, down a country road near Wichita Falls when they were hit by a pickup truck.
The collision broke Destiny's neck, but she has now recovered enough to go back to school, Macias said.
Jared, however, suffered brain damage and a nearly severed arm. He died a few days later.
"I saw my kid, you know, he was laying in a bar ditch, his arm was almost severed off, he was moaning and moaning and moaning, and then the moaning stopped. Later on that night he was declared brain dead, an 11-year-old kid," Macias said.
The truck driver had been Macias' neighbor for eight years, he said. There was an incident before that had lead to court.
In 2009 Macias said the man shot his horse; this resulted in 69 days in jail for the man.
"He can spend 69 days in jail for shooting my horse, and he gets off scot-free for killing my kid," Macias said.
Macias said he will appeal to the grand jury to see if any other action can be taken against the driver. In March Macias rode from Wichita Falls to Lovington, NM on horseback in honor of his son; the trip took him through Lubbock.
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