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By: Jennifer Saucedo
It took jurors just under an hour to hand down a two year probation sentence for an elderly man who left the scene of a deadly accident. In September 2010, Juan Lopez, 73, hit and killed Super Herebia, 11. The accident happened at Old Highway 90 and 36th Street.
Prosecutors say shortly after killing the boy, Lopez left the scene. Witnesses were able to chase down Lopez and bring him back.
Lopez could have faced up to ten years, but asked jurors for probation. Super's mother, however, wanted a much different punishment.
"I want him to go to prison," said Leticia Alcala. "I lost my son and it's not the same without my son."
A judge ordered Lopez to serve 75 hours of community supervision and take a defensive driving course.
Senate passes budget, deal reached on education
May 25, 2013 22:08 GMT
By CHRIS TOMLINSON Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Senate has passed a budget, lawmakers have reached a deal on public education changes and Gov. Rick Perry will soon receive a bill requiring drug screening for unemployment benefits.
The Texas Legislature worked Saturday to wrap up regular business before the end of the 83rd Legislative session on Monday.
The Senate approved spending $94.6 billion in general revenue, an 8 percent increase in the two-year budget. That's less than the rate of population growth plus inflation.
The top education policy writers also announced an agreement to cut the number of standardized tests needed for high school graduation from 15 to five. They also changed curriculum standards.
The Legislature has also given final approval to a requirement some people must take a drug test for unemployment benefits.
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