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Donthe Lucas' murder trial pushed back to May

Posted: 4:58 PM, Dec 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-04 20:16:57-05
Donthe Lucas
Kelsie Schelling
Kelsie Schelling case

PUEBLO — The murder trial for Donthe Lucas, the man who is accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend, has been pushed back.

On Wednesday a judge decided to postpone the trial until May 5, 2020 because the court felt the lawyers for Lucas aren't prepared to defend him in January. A new lawyer for Lucas was brought on last month.

Lucas is accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend, 21-year-old Kelsie Schelling, who is presumed dead, but has not been located since she was last seen in Pueblo in February 2013 during a trip from Denver to see Lucas.

Schelling's case has lagged in public prominence recently due to the disappearance and suspected murder of Kelsey Berreth, another young woman who remains missing and is, like Schelling, believed to have been killed by her romantic partner despite no body having been recovered so far.

He has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder charges.