Co-defendant in Longmont shooting case has trial pushed back to September
The man accused of helping a woman shoot and kill a Longmont postal worker had his trial pushed back to September due to a change in attorneys.
Devan Schreiner, 27, and Andrew James Ritchie, 35, were both charged with first-degree murder in the death of Jason Schaefer, 33, Schreiner’s ex-boyfriend and the father of her child.
A judge ordered the two stand trial separately. Schreiner was found guilty of first-degree murder Tuesday, while Ritchie was set to stand trial on April 10.
Ritchie was represented by court appointed defense attorneys Mary Claire Mulligan and Beth Kelley because Schreiner was being represented by the Colorado Public Defenders Office.
But Kelley was recently appointed to be a magistrate for the 20th Judicial District, and had to withdraw from the case.