The trial for a man accused of plotting with a woman to kill her ex-boyfriend began with opening statements Tuesday.
Andrew “AJ” Ritchie, 36, is charged with first-degree murder after deliberation for reportedly conspiring with Devan Schreiner, 28, to kill Jason Schaefer, 33.
Following jury selection, attorneys made their opening statements in the case just before noon Tuesday.
“They planned, both of them, the murder of Jason Schaefer,” Deputy District Attorney Carlos Rueda said during his opening arguments Tuesday.
Schreiner was convicted in March of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison for shooting Schaefer while he was delivering mail in southwest Longmont on Oct. 13, 2021.