PUEBLO – The man accused of killing Kelsie Schelling will hear the first-degree murder charge against him and is expected to enter a plea on Tuesday.
Donthe Lucas is accused of killing Schelling, even though her body has never been found.
She was last known to have traveled to Pueblo from her home in Denver to visit Lucas in February of 2013.
Schelling was pregnant at the time and has never been seen or heard from since.
Her mother, Laura Saxton, told News5 earlier this summer that she feared the case would never make it to a courtroom.
Saxton says the turning point in the case came when it was turned over to someone new within the Pueblo Police Department, and when police agreed to start working with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.