Murder suspect Zavala-Garcia appears in court, DNA testing continues in case
Zavala-Garcia is accused of killing Kayla Gomez-Orozco in November 2016.
SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -DNA testing continues in the trial for accused murderer Gustavo Zavala Garcia.
Zavala-Garcia was arrested and charged with the capital murder of Kayla Gomez-Orozco, age 10, in November 2016.
In a March 7 pretrial hearing in Smith County, the court learned that DNA testing being conducted by the Department of Public Safety is expected to be complete in April.
Zavala-Garcia’s next pretrial hearing is scheduled for April 4.
Judge Jack Skeen says if the schedule stays as is a trial date will be set for the middle of July.
Zavala-Garcia is accused of killing Kayla Gomez-Orozco in November 2016. After she went missing from a Bullard church, an extensive search was conducted. Her body was found in a well on Zavala-Garcia's property.
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