The charges against a Huntington Beach man who allegedly punched another man at a nightclub and caused his death were upgraded Friday to involuntary manslaughter, according to the Orange County district attorney's office.
Oscar Raul Medina-Perez now faces one felony count of involuntary manslaughter and one felony count of battery with serious injury. Medina-Perez, 24, faces a maximum sentence of eight years in state prison if convicted, prosecutors said.
He was arraigned Friday and pleaded not guilty to both charges, according to prosecutors. Medina-Perez is in custody and not eligible to post his $250,000 bail because he's under hold by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. His pretrial is scheduled Monday.