Man indicted in 2013 shooting death out of jail after plea deal

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man indicted for manslaughter in the death of 22-year-old Angelica Jewel Echols was released from jail on Wednesday after striking a plea deal.

Andrew Pena, 53, pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and was sentenced to 200 days in jail. He was released on time already served.

Police were originally called to a mechanic shop in the 8300 block of Jamestown Drive on Dec. 4, 2013, about 5:40 a.m., after someone reported hearing gunshots. Later, police received a 911 call from St. David’s Hospital saying a woman arrived there with a gunshot wound. She died a short time later.

Homicide detectives said Echols was with a man who went to the repair shop to confront someone living there. The argument escalated, and Echols suffered a gunshot wound to her upper torso.

Pena was originally charged with murder before being indicted for manslaughter.

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