Trial date set for Breanna Wood murder suspect

It was a grisly crime that has stunned the community for nearly year -- the murder of Breanna Wood. A trial date for the man suspected of killing her was set Thursday.

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - It was a grisly crime that has stunned the community for nearly year -- the murder of Breanna Wood. A trial date for the man suspected of killing her was set Thursday.

26-year-old Joseph Tejeda appeared before District Judge Jack Pulcher and had his trial date set for Jan. 22.

Wood's body was found buried in a wooden box in rural Nueces County. She was said to have been beaten and then fatally shot.

"It's been over a year since I've been here," Breanna's mother Fallon Wood said. "I'm happy there is finally a date. Finally set."

A jury pool of 100 people will be chosen for the trial.

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