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He's charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident, failure to render aid and reckless vehicular homicide.
This was the route Benito Fuentez took .
His boss, Rick Saxby says, "Every day he'd walk to work."
Fuentez was a groundskeeper at the Stoneybrook Golf Course in Columbia.
His son says, " He wake up 3am take his lunch and start walking to work."
Columbia police say some time after he left his apartment for the three mile walk---- a car crossed over Campbellsville Pike and hit the landscaper.
A few hours later, another driver saw his body in the ditch and called police. In this exclusive interview, Fuentez's son expresses his sadness and frustration.
Oscar Andrade says, "I just ask the person why he didn't stop? Maybe he can save my father."
The 62 year old Fuentez had 20 grandchildren.
The GM of the golf course says, "He'd bring the grand kids in here to buy them candy or snack chips. The grand kids were just gorgeous."
Columbia police say the driver crossed over the center line and hit Fuentez from behind.
Lt. Jeremy Alsup with the Columbia Police Department says, "All indications tell us Mr. Fuentez was walking on the correct side of the road facing traffic."
A resident who lives along Campbellsville Pike, Rick Primm, says,
"There's no way I'd walk up and down this road. You're taking your life in your own hands."
Back at the golf course, the manager says Fuentez left his mark in more ways than one. "He's left his fingerprints his handprints all over the golf course as far his outstanding work and he did it with such exhuberance and joy every day. It's a tragedy beyond words."
Wednesday, November 28 2012, 09:55 PM CST
Houston brother will be his own attorney in court
June 18, 2013 13:02 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Roane County man will face federal gun violation charges next month without an attorney.
The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/17VlXpM ) reported Rocky Joe Houston will represent himself on a charge of possession of a gun by a felon.
The charge came after Houston earlier represented himself in state court on charges stemming from a police chase. He was convicted of evading arrest and reckless endangerment.
Houston and his brother, Leon Houston, were tried, but not convicted, in the 2006 shooting deaths of a Roane County deputy and his ride-along companion.
In federal court, Rocky Joe Houston is claiming the officer who charged him with the felony had no legal authority.
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
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