The trial for a man accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend back in 2015 has been scheduled to begin Jan. 16.

The Nueces County District Attorney's Office announced Tuesday that the date had been set for the capital murder trial of 31-year-old Arturo Garza.

Garza is accused of beating his pregnant girlfriend to death. Earlier this year, he rejected a plea deal for life in prison and now faces the death penalty if convicted.

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