Repeat DWI Driver Indicted Over Double Fatals

Friday, Apr 16, 2010  |  Updated 10:30 AM CDT
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Repeat DWI Driver Indicted Over Double Fatals

John Patrick Barton

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A repeat convicted drunken driver has been indicted over an Easter traffic wreck in Lewisville that left a woman and her daughter dead and three relatives hurt.

A Denton County grand jury indicted 30-year-old John Patrick Barton of Lewisville on two counts of murder and three counts of intoxication assault. Barton initially was charged with intoxication manslaughter.

Lewisville police believe Barton was driving drunk during the April 4 accident that killed 33-year-old Kandace Hull and 13-year-old Autumn Caudle of Argyle.

Barton was in the Denton County Jail on Friday on bail of $1 million.

Records show Barton, who was indicted Thursday, has three DWI convictions since 1997, including the last one in 2006. He was sentenced to three years in prison and was paroled in early 2009.

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