Hunters Indicted in West Texas Shooting They Claimed Unauthorized Immigrants Started

Two hunters were recently indicted in a West Texas shooting they falsely claimed unauthorized immigrants started. Michael Bryant and Walker Daughetry were indicted by a grand jury Wednesday on a charge of using deadly conduct by discharging firearms in the direction of others, Presidio County Sheriff Danny Dominguez told CBS7. A Presidio County Sheriff's deputy responded to the shooting Jan. 6 at Circle Dug Ranch, near the border community of Candelaria, where he found Daughetry and hunter Edwin Roberts with gunshot wounds, the station reports. They said unauthorized immigrants attacked them to try to steal the RV the hunting group was using - a false claim that was widely circulated, including by Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, according to a piece by The Houston Chronicle. Miller, who's been scrutinized for sharing wrong information in controversial social media posts, wrote about the incident in a Facebook note that was shared more than 6,500 times before it was deleted. "This is why we need the wall and to secure our borders," Miller wrote. "There are violent criminals and members of drug cartels coming in and it must put a stop to it before we have many more Walker Daughertys."   Continue reading...

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