Colorado

Jul 23, 2010 5:15 PM by Greg Boyce

Man indicted for tampering with witness

A Grand Jury in Colorado Springs has indicted Bruce Nozolino on five counts of Tampering with a Witness or a Victim. This is a class four felony that carries a penalty range of 2 to 6 years in the Department of Corrections per count.  Nozolino had already been indicted for homicide in the death of Richard Schreiner.  He also faces 13 counts of attempted murder.

"The District Attorney's Office takes these matters seriously. Tampering laws are put into place to ensure the integrity of the truth finding process of the grand jury," said 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office spokesperson Kathleen Walsh. Nozolino was arrested on the tampering charges Thursday evening in the county jail. The bond in this case has been set for $500,000. However he is already being held on a first degree murder charge so there will be no opportunity to be released on bond.

The grand jury's initial indictment alleges Nozolino shot and killed Richard Schreiner on a Sunday morning in November of 2008, while Schreiner was outside of his home shoveling snow.

The indictment also alleges; Nozolino fired a weapon into the home of John Ciccolella in June of 2001, Nozolino fired a weapon into the home of former Chief Judge Gilbert Martinez in October of 2001 and Nozolino fired a weapon into the law office of John Ciccolella seriously injuring him with a shot to the head on January 23, 2002.

 

 

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