Murder trial in Longmont postal shooting set for February

A woman accused of killing the father of her child in Longmont is now set for trial in February, but prosecutors said they are planning to try to rejoin the case with her accused co-conspirator.

Devan Schreiner, 27, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Jason Schaefer, 33.

Schreiner was set to stand trial Oct. 10, but that trial date was canceled due to rulings on late defense and prosecution motions.

At a hearing Wednesday in front of Boulder District Judge Patrick Butler, Schreiner’s defense attorney Jennifer Engelmann re-entered a not guilty plea and asked for a five-day trial.

But Boulder Deputy District Attorney Carlos Rueda told Butler prosecutors were planning on filing a motion to rejoin Schreiner’s case with that of her co-defendant, Andrew Ritchie.

The statement drew an immediate and emphatic objection from Engelmann, who noted the case had already been continued twice and that a separate judge had already ruled the cases should be tried separately.

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