The suspect in the murder of a 10-year-old Smith County girl is in court Thursday for a pre-trial hearing.
Gustavo Zavala-Garcia, 24, is charged with capital murder in the death of Kayla Gomez-Orozco. Kayla's body was found in a well on Zavala-Garcia's property in November 2016, days after she was abducted from a prayer service in Bullard.
Smith County Judge Jack Skeen Jr. is presiding over the hearing.
Zavala-Garcia's trial is scheduled for March 19, 2018.
Thursday morning, the State presented a forensic DNA testing update and an attorney for the State said they hope to have all testing complete in December.
Skeen said that during a Jan. 4 pre-trial hearing a decision will be made about when jury selection should begin.
The next pre-trial hearing is set for Nov. 8.
Pre-Trial hearing for Zavala-Garcia, the man accused of abducting and killing Kayla Gomez-Orozco set to begin at 10:30 #7onscene— Brionna Rivers (@BrionnaKLTV) October 12, 2017
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