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Killeen police officer: Wolfenberger admitted to 'bad deed' in motorcycle manslaughter case

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Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 5:00 pm | Updated: 5:14 pm, Tue Jul 9, 2013.

BELTON — Bell County prosecutors continued building their case Tuesday against a 50-year-old retired soldier accused of killing a motorcyclist in 2010 while driving drunk in Killeen nearly three years ago.

It was the second day in the trial of Eugene Kelly Wolfenberger, a former Killeen resident accused of Killing 47-year-old William Allen Reed of Killeen on Aug. 11, 2010.

Wolfenberger was westbound on Westcliff Road when he allegedly collided with the rear end of a motorcycle driven by Reed near the intersection of Westcliff and Beta Circle, Killing Reed. If convicted Wolfenberger could spend up to 20 years in prison.

Prosecutors Tuesday called on Killeen Police Officer William Pereya, who recounted the night of the accident and events leading up to Wolfenberger’s arrest.

According to his testimony in court, Pereya arrived at the scene of the accident and began following a trail of fluid from Wolfenberger’s vehicle into a nearby neighborhood. After receiving information about a 911 call Wolfenberger’s wife had made, Pereya proceeded to a home Purser Drive, about a mile from the crime scene.

Pereya stated that he saw Wolfenberger’s damaged car, a gray Toyota Camry, parked near the residence. Pereya also testified that he saw Wolfenberger stand up and put his hands over his head as he saw the officer exit his patrol car.

“(Wolfenberger) said ‘I’m the one you’re looking for, I did the bad deed’,” Pereya told jurors.

Read full story in tomorrow's Killeen Daily Herald.

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