Pena trial reset again
The intoxication manslaughter trial of a San Antonio man accused of killing a friend with a vehicle in Port Aransas has been reset for 8:30 a.m. on May 2, a court spokeswoman said Tuesday, April 19.
Jeremiah Pena, 33, was originally scheduled for trial April 4. His trial was then rescheduled for April 14, and now has been reset to May 2.
Pena is accused of killing Maxi Granados Jr., 60, of Red Oak, in October of 2009 by running over him with a vehicle. Pena is charged with intoxication manslaughter with a vehicle, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine if he’s convicted.
Granados’ body was found off Island Moorings Parkway the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2009. Port Aransas police said Pena and Granados had been camping with Ambrosio Obregon, 52, and his brother, Joseph Obregon, 38, at I.B. Magee Beach Park. The Obregons were Granados’s cousins.
A grand jury indicted Pena in February. However, Port Aransas police executive Lt. Darryl Johnson said prosecutors did not present cases against the Obregon brothers to grand jurors.
Court records show Pena is being represented by Jimmy Parks Jr. of San Antonio. Assistant District Attorney Michael McCaig is prosecuting the case.