Raymond Maciel, 76
Raymond Maciel, a 76-year-old Latino, died Wednesday, April 18, after he was injured during a fight in the 1100 block of South Hamilton Boulevard in Pomona, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Maciel was at home the evening of Tuesday, April 17, when he got into an argument with his 29-year-old grandson, Ricky Rene Maciel, shortly before 7 p.m., said Pomona Police Sgt. Brian Hagerty.
During the argument, Ricky Maciel allegedly got upset and pushed his grandfather, causing him to fall and hit his head on the concrete, Hagerty said.
Raymond Maciel was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:01 a.m. on April 18, according to coroner’s records. The cause of death was listed as blunt force injuries to the head.
Ricky Maciel was arrested the evening of the fight and charged April 19 with murder. He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment on May 10 and is being held in jail in lieu of $1 million bail.
His next court hearing is Aug. 30 at the Los Angeles County Superior Court’s Pomona Courthouse South.
Raymond Maciel lived in Pomona with his wife, Lupe, as well as one of their daughters and her son, Ricky Rene Maciel, according to a news release from the district attorney's office.
According to his obituary, Maciel was a native of Yoakum, Texas, His family included three daughters, nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Pomona Police Department at 909-620-2085. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.