Enrique Arochi’s Kidnapping Trial Delayed

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McKINNEY--Call it justice delayed for the family of Christina Morris.

Nearly 14 months after the 23-year-old woman was last seen, her family gathered at a pretrial hearing for suspect Enrique Arochi.

But it didn't last long.

Prosecutors asked for a delay. They're waiting for DNA tests on hair samples found in a shop vac near Arochi's work. That'll take about 12 weeks, if the hairs can be tested at all.

So now, the aggravated kidnapping trial that was set to start next month is put off 'til June.

For Christina's family, that means eight more months of not knowing where she is and what happened the night she disappeared.

"Oh, it's been hell. Every day. Not having my daughter home," said Mark Morris, Christina's father.

"They have to do things the way they have to do them," stepmother Anna Morris said. "And we want them done the right way."

Arochi was last seen with Christina in August of 2014 in a parking garage at the Shops at Legacy in Plano.

Earlier DNA evidence indicated Christina had been in the trunk of his car. Her family members say they are willing to wait for justice, sitting in the same courtroom as the man they believe killed Christina.

"Oh, he doesn't care. He just smiles, just relaxed. He just doesn't care," Mark Morris said.

They're trying to make the best of the situation.

"We have that much longer to find Christina before this trial starts," Anna Morris said. "'Cause nothing would make me happier than to have her sitting in that courtroom as well."

But for now, they'll keep waiting for answers about what happened to Christina.

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