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Joseph Tejeda enters not guilty plea in Breanna Wood murder

Posted: 5:27 PM, Jan 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-18 18:27:41-05

The man accused in the murder of Breanna Wood and his alleged accomplice have both pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.

On Thursday, January 18, suspect Joseph Tejeda pleaded not guilty to capital murder. He will remain in jail with a bond set at $1 million.

Prosecutors said they will seek the death penalty against Tejeda, who has been appointed an attorney certified to handle death penalty cases.

Back in October 2016, police said Breanna Wood was reported missing. In January 2017, her body was discovered behind a residence on Bluntzer.

Department of Public Safety officials said DNA evidence related to the case will be processed this summer.

Meanwhile, Tejeda’s alleged accomplice, Magdalena Carvajal, was also in court on a charge of tampering with evidence. She pleaded not guilty to the charges and her bond was set at $150,000. Her trial date was set for March 19.

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