Detectives Arrest Man for Capital Murder

Corpus Christi Police Detectives obtained a warrant for the arrest of 33-year-old Lionel Pena for Capital Murder as a result of the death of a 2-year-old boy on the 800 block of Twenty Fifth Street on August 18, 2015. Pena was originally accused of Injury to a Child until the child died from the injuries, now the accusation against Pena has been upgraded to Capital Murder. After the child died, Detectives obtained a warrant on August 24 from the Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, the Honorable Joe Benavidez, then Detectives served Pena with the warrant at the Nueces County Jail. The warrant states the bond is set at $500,000.00 dollars.

The original post in this blotter stated:

Date: 08/18/2015       10:05 PM
Location: 800 25th Street
Offense: Injury to A Child
P.C. 22.04       First Degree Felony
Case Number: 1508180143
A 2 year old boy is at Driscoll Hospital in very serious condition, and a man is in jail for hitting him.

Corpus Christi Police responded to a home located in the 800 block of 25th Street after the mother of the child called to report her son had fallen and was not breathing.  The child was then carried to Spohn Memorial Hospital by family members.

When Officers arrived at the emergency room, they were told that the two year old boy was in serious condition and being transferred to Driscoll Children’s Hospital.

Officers then went to the home of the child to investigate. Once there, Detectives were notified, and after an investigation, Lionel Pena (10/25/1981), a man that lives at the home, was arrested for injury to a child.