31-year-old Nigel Green, the man accused of murdering 28-year-old Carina Castellanos in June of 2016 and leaving her remains in a Mathis corn field, was back in court Friday.

Green's attorneys were there to discuss a key piece of evidence in the case that came from the Nueces County Medical Examiner's Office, hoping to get a portion of that evidence thrown out of the case.

Their motion was denied and the Medical Examiner's full testimony will be heard.

It was around mid-July of 2016 when police said 31-year-old Nigel Green, Castellanos' boyfriend at the time, confessed to murdering Castellanos and led officers to her remains. She had been missing since June 21.

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Police said Green already had pending charges of aggravated assault and assault for two instances of violence against Castellanos, including incidents where she contacted police to report being choked and threatened.

Green's trial is set to begin Feb. 5, 2018.

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