Jerry Joe Garza is charged with the 2011 murder of Monica Partida and is being held on $3.5 million bond.
His trial will be held in Canyon, and attorneys hope that trial will be set for the first two weeks of April 2014.
Monica Partida was Garza's former girlfriend.
Her body was found in her home on Britain Drive in February 2012.
Garza was already in jail when he was charged with her murder for biting and assaulting two men in a bar who reportedly danced with her.
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