Murder trial postponed for Joseph Tejeda

Posted at 12:05 PM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 00:00:19-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Tx — A man charged with killing his ex-girlfriend two years ago won't be going to trial next month as expected.

A hearing was held this morning for Joseph Tejeda, who is charged in the death of 21-year-old Breanna Wood.

Wood had been missing for several months before her body was found near an abandoned home in Bluntzer back in January 2017.

Tejeda was set to go on trial for her murder Sept. 23.

During today's hearing, prosecutors said they need to send off DNA samples in the case for more analysis. The DPS lab said it would take them at least 90 days to analyze the DNA.

Judge Jack Pulcher granted a continuance in the case, and set the trial for January 2020 and warned attorneys that he will not move his trial date again.