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Grand jury will not hear case against Medina again

Published: Jan. 29, 2016 at 6:33 PM CST|Updated: Apr. 28, 2016 at 6:27 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock Attorney Rod Hobson told KCBD Friday that he has been informed that felony charges of sexual assault against his client, former District Judge Samuel Medina, which were quashed in October of 2015, will not be presented again to the grand jury.

In a related matter, Tony Renteria told KCBD today that felony charges for tampering with a witness filed against him have been dismissed and that he has been informed that those charges will not be re-presented to the grand jury. The charges arose as part of the investigation of Sam Medina. The alleged witness tampering involved Dominique Abercrombie, Tony Renteria's wife at the time of the allegations.

Charges remain against Erik Medina for practicing medicine without a license.

Misdemeanor charges against Angelina Medina, Dominique Abercrombie and Velma Medina were dismissed last fall also.

Except for the charges against Erik Medina, this marks the end of a domestic dispute and divorce between Erik Medina and his then wife, Angelina Medina, which erupted in an investigation by the Lubbock Police Department and resignation of Lubbock City Attorney Samuel Medina.

Lubbock County District Attorney Matt Powell recused from the case and Potter County Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Bassett presented the original case to the grand jury.

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