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Donthe Lucas trial set for late January

Donthe Lucas
Posted at 5:52 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2021-01-28 13:22:29-05

PUEBLO COUNTY — Donthe Lucas, the man accused of murdering his pregnant ex-girlfriend in Pueblo, made a court appearance Tuesday.

His jury trial is now scheduled for Jan. 25. It had been pushed back at least four times.

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.

"I know it is going to be a difficult process to go through. I've been through so many different types of hell the last almost eight years and I know this is going to be just a different type," said Laura Saxton, Kelsie's mother.

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

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