Found Deceased TX - Kayla Gomez-Orozco, 10, Bullard, 1 Nov 2016 #2 *Arrest*

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  1. Niner

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    Thursday, May 31st:
    *Pretrial Hearing (@ 8:30am CT) - TX - Kayla Gomez Orozco (10) (Nov. 1, 2016) - Gustavo Zavala-Garcia (24) charged with capital murder. DA will seek the DP; held on $10M bond & Immigration Detainer.
    Additional pre-trial hearings on Thursday, June 21; Thursday, July 26; Thursday, Aug. 9; Thursday, Aug. 23; Wednesday, Aug. 29; and Thursday, Oct. 4. According to the document pertaining to trial events, Judge Skeen and the 241st District Court will entertain a written plea agreement in Zavala-Garcia’s case if returned to the staff of the court on or before 9 a.m. Thursday, July 26. Jury selection is currently scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, as all parties concerned in the case will appear before the Court for Qualification of the Venire Panel and the Court’s Voir Dire. Additionally, individual voir dire in the trial is slated for 8:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, with the docket call and trial scheduled to begin Monday, Oct. 8.
     
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    Thursday, June 21st:
    *Pretrial Hearing (@ 8:30am CT) - TX - Kayla Gomez Orozco (10) (Nov. 1, 2016) - Gustavo Zavala-Garcia (24) charged with capital murder. DA will seek the DP; held on $10M bond & Immigration Detainer.
    Additional pre-trial hearings on Thursday, July 12; Thursday, July 26; Thursday, Aug. 9; Thursday, Aug. 23; Wednesday, Aug. 29; and Thursday, Oct. 4. According to the document pertaining to trial events, Judge Skeen and the 241st District Court will entertain a written plea agreement in Zavala-Garcia’s case if returned to the staff of the court on or before 9 a.m. Thursday, July 26. Jury selection is currently scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, as all parties concerned in the case will appear before the Court for Qualification of the Venire Panel and the Court’s Voir Dire. Additionally, individual voir dire in the trial is slated for 8:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, with the docket call and trial scheduled to begin Monday, Oct. 8, 2018.
     
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    Thursday, July 12th:
    *Pretrial Hearing re DNA (@ 9am CT) - TX - Kayla Gomez Orozco (10) (Nov. 1, 2016) - Gustavo Zavala-Garcia (24) charged with capital murder. DA will seek the DP; held on $10M bond & Immigration Detainer.
    Additional pre-trial hearings on Thursday, July 26; Thursday, Aug. 9; Thursday, Aug. 23; Wednesday, Aug. 29; and Thursday, Oct. 4. According to the document pertaining to trial events, Judge Skeen and the 241st District Court will entertain a written plea agreement in Zavala-Garcia’s case if returned to the staff of the court on or before 9 a.m. Thursday, July 26. Jury selection is currently scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, as all parties concerned in the case will appear before the Court for Qualification of the Venire Panel and the Court’s Voir Dire. Additionally, individual voir dire in the trial is slated for 8:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, with the docket call and trial scheduled to begin Monday, Oct. 8.
    5/11/18 Update:
    District Attorney Matt Bingham said he would rather err on the side of caution to have the items tested. A Department of Public Safety evidence analyst said he would need 60 days to go through the 10 clothing items from the victim and suspect. He started the process but will need another 53 days, he said. The next pretrial hearing is scheduled for July 12, and 241st District Court Judge Jack Skeen said he would know then whether the scheduling order would need to be altered.
     
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    7OnScene: Zavala-Garcia back in court for pre-trial hearing



    I have his next court hearing on 7/26, but the video in the article above the lady said next hearing is 8/16.

    Let's see if I can get into the court site.... and double check! :)
     
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    Well no luck - access denied....

    Anyone else - Texas Court Records Search | CourtReference.com he's in Smith County.

    TIA!

    I have his hearings on 7/26 (entertain a written plea agreement if returned to court by this date), 8/9 (pretrial), 8/23 (pretrial), 8/29 & Jury selection 8/30, additional voir dire on 9/10, pretrial 10/4 and trial starts 10/8/18.
     
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    07/12/2018 Pre-Trial Hearing (10:30 AM) (Judicial Officer Skeen, Jack, Jr.) Result: Hearing Held
    07/26/2018 CANCELED Pre-Trial Hearing (9:00 AM) (Judicial Officer Skeen, Jack, Jr.)
    Continued
    08/09/2018 CANCELED Pre-Trial Hearing (9:00 AM) (Judicial Officer Skeen, Jack, Jr.)
    Continued
    08/16/2018 Pre-Trial Hearing (9:00 AM) (Judicial Officer Skeen, Jack, Jr.)
    08/23/2018 CANCELED Pre-Trial Hearing (9:00 AM) (Judicial Officer Skeen, Jack, Jr.)
    Continued
    08/29/2018 CANCELED Pre-Trial Hearing (9:00 AM) (Judicial Officer Skeen, Jack, Jr.)
    Continued
    08/30/2018 CANCELED Jury Selection (9:00 AM) (Judicial Officer Skeen, Jack, Jr.)
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    09/10/2018 CANCELED Jury Selection (8:30 AM) (Judicial Officer Skeen, Jack, Jr.)
    Continued
    10/04/2018 CANCELED Pre-Trial Hearing (9:00 AM) (Judicial Officer Skeen, Jack, Jr.)
    Continued
    10/08/2018 CANCELED Jury Trial (10:00 AM) (Judicial Officer Skeen, Jack, Jr.)
    Continued
    http://judicial.smith-county.com/PublicAccess/CaseDetail.aspx?CaseID=1573763
     
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    Adding latest news...
    Zavala Garcia trial likely to be pushed back as DNA testing continues
    The next pre-trial hearing is scheduled for August 16 at 10 a.m.
     
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    Thanks (again!) for the udpates MsMarple!

    So - I think I'm going to believe the court site you posted that said his hearing starts at 9am, not the article, which says 10am. :)
     
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    7OnScene: Zavala-Garcia back in court for pre-trial hearing
    So possibly a 2019 trial.
     
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    Going on a road trip today & tomorrow... [​IMG] So going to post this today.

    Thursday, August 16th:
    *Pretrial Hearing re DNA (@ 10am CT) - TX - Kayla Gomez Orozco (10) (Nov. 1, 2016) - Gustavo Zavala-Garcia (24) charged with capital murder. DA will seek the DP; held on $10M bond & Immigration Detainer.
    Additional pre-trial hearings on 8/16, 8/23, 8 29 & 10/4. According to the document pertaining to trial events, Judge Skeen & the 241st District Court will entertain a written plea agreement in Zavala-Garcia’s case if returned to the staff of the court on or before 9 a.m. Thursday, July 26. Jury selection is currently scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, as all parties concerned in the case will appear before the Court for Qualification of the Venire Panel and the Court’s Voir Dire. Additionally, individual voir dire in the trial is slated for 8:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, with the docket call and trial scheduled to begin Monday, Oct. 8.
    ALL dates have been cancelled as of 7/12/18.
    5/11/18 Update: DA Bingham said he would rather err on the side of caution to have the items tested. A Dept. of Public Safety evidence analyst said he would need 60 days to go thru the 10 clothing items from the victim & suspect. He started the process but will need another 53 days. The next pretrial hearing is schedule for July 12, & 241st District Court Judge Skeen said he would know then whether the scheduling order would need to be altered.
    7/12/18 Update: Trial might be pushed back. Need more time for DNA analyst. Next hearing 8/16.
    7/15/18 Update: All dates have been cancelled due to DNA testing still going on.
     
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    Have fun Niner and thanks for all you do.
     
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    @MsMarple - can I bother you to look up & see if there's another court date listed?

    TIA! :)
     
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    Hey Niner!

    I couldn't find anything in the court search, probably because it now looks like the trial won't happen until next year - March 18.
    Capital murder trial for man accused of killing 10-year-old Kayla Gomez-Orozco expected to start in March
     
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    Here's what I have in my notes:

    8/16/18 Update: Pretrial hearing, Judge Jack Skeen heard from DPS forensic expert Kristen Cossota via telephone. She said the first 24 samples being submitted for trace analysis have been completed. She said the final results on those samples will be ready in sixty days, or on about October 15. Judge Skeen set the next pre-trial hearing for September 13. Then on October 18 there will be a pre-trial hearing for the final update on DNA testing. At that time it will be decided whether more DNA testing is needed. The trial has been set for March 18, 2019.

    So I have 9/13 as the next court date & then 10/18.
     
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    Another death penalty cases that takes years and years to get to trial. Well he has passed the date to enter a plea deal. That would have needed to be handed in by the 26th july. Surely it is in his best interests to take a deal of life without parole rather that get the death penalty. Some people are also selfish though and don't think about the family involved.
     
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    New schedule slates March 2019 for Kayla Gomez murder trial

    @MsMarple - can you check to see if the 9/13 & 10/18 hearing are still a go? Oh and maybe the 8 pretrial hearings that are supposed to be scheduled between Sept. 2018 & March 2019?
    TIA!
     
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    Hiya Niner!
    According to the latest news - from yesterday August 29:
    Deadline for discovery - October 25.
    Deadline for pre-trial motions - November 8.
    Deadline for any plea agreement - December 13.

    Venire panel (jury selection) on January 24.
    Individual voir-dire (potential jurors are questioned) on February 4.
    8 pre-trial hearings are scheduled between September 2018 and March 2019.

    Trial to start March 18 2019.

    24 hairs submitted for testing are complete, final reports should be done by the Oct. 25 deadline. More at the link.
    New schedule slates March 2019 for Kayla Gomez murder trial

    No extra court info on http://odysseypa.smith-county.com/PublicAccess/JailingDetail.aspx?JailingID=328322
    ICE has him on an immigration hold, going back to 2014. I don't know if that's still current though.
     
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    [​IMG] MsMarple!!
     
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    Thursday, Sept. 13th:
    *Pretrial Hearing (Maybe) (@ 10am CT) - TX - Kayla Gomez Orozco (10) (Nov. 1, 2016) - Gustavo Zavala-Garcia (24) charged with capital murder. DA will seek the DP; held on $10M bond & Immigration Detainer.
    Additional pretrial hearings were on 8/16, 8/23, 8 29 & 10/4/18. According to the document pertaining to trial events, Judge Skeen & the 241st District Court will entertain a written plea agreement in Zavala-Garcia’s case if returned to the staff of the court on or before 9 a.m. Thursday, July 26. Jury selection is currently scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, as all parties concerned in the case will appear before the Court for Qualification of the Venire Panel and the Court’s Voir Dire. Additionally, individual voir dire in the trial is slated for 8:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, with the docket call and trial scheduled to begin Monday, Oct. 8. ALL dates have been cancelled as of 7/12/18.
    5/11/18 Update: DA Bingham said he would rather err on the side of caution to have the items tested. A Dept. of Public Safety evidence analyst said he would need 60 days to go thru the 10 clothing items from the victim & suspect. He started the process but will need another 53 days. The next pretrial hearing is schedule for July 12, & 241st District Court Judge Skeen said he would know then whether the scheduling order would need to be altered.
    7/12/18 Update: Trial might be pushed back. Need more time for DNA analyst. Next hearing 8/16.
    7/15/18 Update: All dates have been cancelled due to DNA testing still going on.
    8/16/18 Update: Pretrial hearing, Judge Jack Skeen heard from DPS forensic expert Kristen Cossota via telephone. She said the first 24 samples being submitted for trace analysis have been completed. She said the final results on those samples will be ready in sixty days, or on about October 15. Judge Skeen set the next pretrial hearing for Sept. 13. Then on October 18 there will be a pretrial hearing for the final update on DNA testing. At that time it will be decided whether more DNA testing is needed. The trial has been set for March 18, 2019.
    8/30/18 Update: Judge Skeen also listed a number of important dates upcoming for the trial, including a discovery deadline of Thursday, Oct. 25, pretrial motion filing deadline of Thursday, Nov. 8, and plea agreement deadline of Thursday, Dec. 13. The case’s vernire panel is slated for Thursday, Jan. 24, while the individual voir-dire is scheduled to begin Monday, Feb. 4. Trial will start 3/18/19.
     
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    This POS dumped his beautiful little niece in the well right next to his house. Let's just lock him up, throw away the key. He already admitted it, didn;t he? This one is a done deal.
     

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