A man accused of murder is scheduled for trial on Tuesday, Oct. 13, almost two years after the crime took place.
Juan Reyes, 34, is accused of killing Keith Lynn Wood II, 32, in October 2013 during a verbal dispute at Reyes' home on Belmont Street in Stephenville, then burying the body in Proctor.
It was the first murder inside the city limits since 2001.
District Attorney Alan Nash said Thursday that he expects the trial to take about three days.
The investigation into the murder began on Oct. 17, 2013 when Wood's father reported his son missing. He told authorities his son was last seen on Oct. 7.
The investigation heated up when the Erath County Sheriff's Office received a call that individuals were overheard talking about a murder that had taken place in Stephenville.
The sheriff's office contacted police and a joint investigation was launched.
"Investigators contacted the persons who were overheard talking and through those conversations, we were led to the location where the murder occurred," former police chief Pat Bridges said at the time. "They were cooperative and provided details of what they knew and what they heard."
Reyes was taken into custody in Comanche and was transported back to Erath County, where he reportedly told investigators where the body was located.
Andrew Ottaway is Reyes' court-appointed attorney.
He would not comment on the case, but did say Reyes is looking forward to presenting his case in court.
Reyes remains incarcerated at the Erath County Jail held on a $1 million bond for murder and a $50,000 bond for tampering with evidence.