Parolee Involved in Breanna Wood’s Gruesome Slaying Is Arrested Less Than a Year After Release

A Texas man involved in the 2016 slaying of Breanna Wood was arrested earlier this month for violating parole.

KRIS reported that Christopher Gonzalez was arrested in Colbert County, Alabama, for changing his residence without notifying authorities. He is currently awaiting extradition to Texas.

In 2018, Gonzalez pleaded guilty to engaging in organized criminal activity in connection with Wood’s death. In exchange, capital murder charges against him were dropped. He served a total of 10 years in prison before he was released under supervision last year.

Wood, 21, vanished in October 2016, and authorities have narrowed down a five-day window in which they believe she was killed.

In January 2017, an inmate  — who claimed he was paid $500 to dispose of Wood’s remains — reportedly led cops to her body. She was mutilated and placed in a plastic box near an abandoned building in Robstown.

A day after the discovery, another inmate who shared a cell with suspect Joseph Tejeda allegedly told police that Tejeda admitted to shooting Wood in the back of her head, breaking her arms, and raping her corpse. The medical examiner determined that Wood’s injuries are consistent with the cellmate’s claims, according to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.

Corpus Christi police said Wood was last seen alive with Tejeda at the PMI market. She had texted her mother that she was heading home but that never happened. Her mother filed a missing person report a week later.

Gonzalez was one of seven people charged in connection with Wood’s slaying. As part of his plea deal, he agreed to testify against Tejeda in his upcoming capital murder trial which is scheduled for August.

Another suspect, Sandra Vasquez, is charged with capital murder and engaging in organized criminal activity. Her trial is set to begin in October or November.

KRIS reported that Vasquez is currently serving a 25-year sentence for intent to commit a burglary of a habitation.

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