Man sentenced to 15 years in prison for deadly drunk-driving crash which killed mother of two
Daniel Mena was driving his pickup truck that the wrong-way when he struck Brenda Moreno's car in a head-on crash. His blood-alcohol content has been almost 3 times the legal limit.
Daniel Armando Mena, 22, was detained following a double-blind trial. Along with the 15 decades, he had been fined $10,000.
The jurors were informed Mena abandoned Diablo Loco Sports Bar, at roughly 2 a.m., following a long-day of ingesting. Security cameras showed him within the pub mocking make-believe field -sobriety tests and wobbling nearby pool tables.
Authorities stated Mena was driving his pickup truck that the wrong-way when he struck Brenda Moreno's car in a head-on collision. The Harris County District Attorney's Office stated Mena's blood-alcohol content has been almost 3 times the legal limit.
Morena expired on the scene.
"Daniel Mena decided to drink and then drive until he can kill an innocent mum in a wrong way mess," Ogg continued. "Society is going to be secure from him while he serves his 15 decades."
Throughout the course, her husband, Ignacio Moreno, testified he waited to the early morning for his wife to return home. In accordance with HCDAO, he abandoned their boys using their grandma and drove together her anticipated route to search for her. He afterwards discovered Bellaire Police in the crash scene.
Mena had a DWI charge pending in the time of this crash. Jurors were told in court that he had duped authorities, so he would keep driving and drinking.
He lied by stating he drove his truck that he could possess a secondhand ignition interlock device installed on a different automobile, which he didn't use.
"This tragic loss of a gorgeous wife and mom might have and should have been averted," said prosecutor Lynn Nguyen. "Daniel Mena is totally accountable for approving the Moreno family of Brenda, and I expect he spends each day of the sentence considering that.