Carrizal was charged with directing the activities of a criminal street gang and two counts of engaging in organized criminal activity with the underlying offenses of murder and aggravated assault.
Testifying in his own behalf, Carrizal told the Mc Lennan County jury that the Cossacks were behaving provocatively when Carrizal's group arrived at the restaurant for a meeting, and a brawl quickly erupted.
S., with some 44,000 members or associates of a handful of 'outlaw' gangs, according to a 2015 FBI report.
The Bandidos, founded in Texas, is among the largest of the criminal gangs, along with the Hells Angels and a couple of others.
Local police arrested 177 bikers after the mayhem, and more than 150 people were eventually charged. Calls to the prosecutor's office after State District Judge Matt Johnson declared the mistrial rang unanswered.
As the fight continued and he was on the ground, he reached for a two-shot Derringer pistol in his back pocket and fired it at a Cossack.
When he couldn't reload, he took cover behind a light pole and yelled for his father, who also was part of the brawl.
The Cossacks were considered less violent until the Waco confrontation.
The start of any Waco trials was delayed by the enormous volume of evidence and several bikers' attempts to have their cases dismissed.