Breanna Wood murder suspect makes first court appearance

Posted at 11:30 AM, Jan 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-10 12:30:51-05

The man accused of killing Breanna Wood made his first court appearance Tuesday morning.

Joseph Tejeda, 26, was already in jail on an unrelated burglary of a habitation charge when he was served with a warrant for murder.

In court, the judge formally charged Tejeda. Tejeda opted for a court appointed attorney.

Wood’s mother reported her daughter missing on October 11, 2016.

On January 3, 2017 an inmate lead authorities to Wood’s body on a property just South of Bluntzer. The inmate claimed he was paid to dispose of Wood’s body, according to the Nueces County Sheriff.

The Medical Examiner later determined Wood was fatally shot.

Police said they do not expect to make more arrests.

We’re told the case is still under investigation.

Before Tejeda exited the courtroom, he flipped off cameras and blew a kiss to a woman behind the glass window. 

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