YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - The Yuma man accused of murdering a 15-year-old boy is one step closer to going to trial.
23-year-old David Perez-Arzola is one of two twin brothers charged in connection with the murder.
Initially, Perez-Arzola entertained taking a plea, but he is instead heading to a jury trial.
The judge presiding over the case noted that 25 years to life would be the likely sentence should he be declared guilty.
The mother of the victim was in court today, as she has been at every one of Perez-Arzola's appearances.
While choking back tears, she told the court all her nights have been sleepless, that she's left her son's bedroom untouched.
"I know when I first attended court I was wanting to find some sense of peace. Instead, all I have been feeling is anxiety when I come here."
The hope for closure seemed to diminish each time Perez-Arzola got a delay in proceedings.
Though the mother finally got some relief as the trial will start July 19th, with a status hearing towards the end of May.