HOUSTON—Raul Rodriguez, a retired Baytown firefighter who shot and killed a New Caney ISD teacher in a dispute over loud music two years ago, claims he opened fire in self-defense.
And his attorneys believe a 20-minute, grainy video taken by Rodriguez on the night of the shooting proves it.
Rodriguez is facing murder charges in the death of P.E. teacher Kelly Danaher.
It happened in May of 2010, outside Danaher’s home. He was hosting a party that Rodriguez, who lives nearby, said was too loud.
So the retired firefighter grabbed his gun and his video camera and went outside of Danaher’s home to document the noise. That's when things turned tragic. Click the video above for an edited clip of what happened.