It has been a case the Yuma community has been following for months now, and it does not look like it will come to an end anytime soon.
Jose Guadalupe Jimenez appeared back in front of a superior court judge Wednesday morning.
During the case management hearing, state prosecutors told the court they are ready to go to trial in two cases against Jimenez, including the case where he is facing first degree murder in the shooting death of 29-year-old mother of three Christal Figueroa.
In March, Figueroa’s body was found shot sixteen times in a citrus grove outside of Yuma.
A manhunt for Jimenez ended later that month after the 30-year-old was found hiding full clothed in the shower of a house off of Avenue C.
A conditions of release hearing is set for July 31st, where the state says they will ask for a "no bond-no release" for Jimenez.
State prosecutors pleaded with the judge, stating "this man should not be out of custody..."
The Wellton native’s aunt spoke on behalf of the family in court, saying "It was 118 days ago when this nightmare began, and we just seek justice for Christal."