If I were his lawyer, I’d de,amd a jury trial.
Locally here in Austin (the city of Autism) they are seeing it different. They are faulting the dad for being careless having his kids pushing a truck on a dark road. Bad choice on dad’s part but the driver was drunk and never hit his brakes or tried to evade the truck. I cannot say I would not have done the same except I would not have had to walk home to get the weapon.
We have too many Yankees, foreigners, and California nuts here that refuse to assimilate and want to make us just like where they came.