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Woman involved in Anthony Trejo murder waits for appeals ruling

Erlinda Lujan in court Tuesday, April 10, 2018. She's accused in the Anthony Trejo murder. (Credit: KFOX14/CBS4)

A woman accused in the Anthony Trejo murder appeared in court on Tuesday so a judge could get an update on her case.

Lawyers are currently waiting for a ruling from an appeals court so the case against Erlinda Lujan can go forward.

Lujan faces numerous charges, including organizing criminal activity for her role in Trejo's death.

Lujan is one of several people facing charges in the attack.

Investigators say Trejo was brutally beaten with a dumbbell and his body dumped in the desert in 2016.

Online court records show an appeal was filed on Feb. 10, 2017.

Prosecutors said they appealed after a judge threw out part of Lujan's confession.

Prosecutors told KFOX14 these appeals can take a while.

Until the appeal is resolved, a trial date won't be set.

While she was in custody waiting for her trial, Lujan allegedly attacked two other inmates.

According to court documents, the attacks happened in July 2017.

The document states Lujan and another inmate were arguing over jail housing issues when Lujan attacked the woman.

Lujan allegedly punched and kicked the woman several times. At one point she grabbed a "hot pot" and struck the fellow inmate in the back.

According to court documents, Lujan attacked a second inmate as detention officers were investigating the first assault.

A status hearing in that assault case was reset for July.

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