McKINNEY, Texas - The family of Christina Morris will have to wait quite a while longer to get any kind of closure in the case.
Prosecutors asked a Collin County judge to delay a kidnapping trial because tests on new hair fibers could take as long as nine months.
Enrique Arochi is accused of abducting Morris in August of 2014. She was last seen leaving a Plano parking garage with him and her DNA was reportedly found in the trunk of his car.
The new evidence was found in a shop vacuum cleaner at a store where Arochi worked as a manager.
The judge warned he does not want the defendant’s rights violated by a delayed trial, but agreed to reschedule it for June.
Morris’ family said they understand the need for the delay, but it’s still difficult to wait.
“It’s hard to prepare yourself mentally for this to start, and then to know you have to wait much longer. You have to dread it that much longer,” said Anna Morris, her stepmother.
Arochi's unrelated trial for the sexual assault of a child was also moved to Aug. 1.