165 miles later, a Houston man arrived in Austin Tuesday after walking for three days to the state capitol.
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Gabriel Cornejo was protesting a state law obligating him to pay child support for a decade for a child he claims he did not father.
“I like to thank everyone’s support for this,” the 45-year-old posted on his Facebook page. “It has been a life changing event, we will have family law reform.”
He also documented the journey on social media.
According to Texas state law, child support is still owed until a DNA test proves one is not the father, Cornejo’s lawyer told the Houston Chronicle last month.
Despite his objections, the man’s ex-girlfriend maintains Cornejo is the father of her child.
He will appear in court Monday, August 28.
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