KKTV - After nearly eight years and four delays, the trial for the suspect in the disappearance of a Colorado woman has finally begun. The trial against Donthe Lucas formally began Jan. After more than a week, the jury was pieced together on Tuesday. A total of 12 jurors and four alternates were sworn in Tuesday afternoon.
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The court was then put in recess with jurors being told to report at 8 a. Lucas was the boyfriend of Kelsie Schelling in February of when she was reported missing. Schelling was pregnant at the time and was reportedly traveling from Denver to Pueblo to talk to Lucas about her pregnancy.
To date, the body of Schelling has yet to be found. Lucas was arrested in December of while in jail on an unrelated robbery charge. Lucas pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the case in August According to two officers who testified in the past, Lucas is the only person to admit to seeing Schelling on Feb. She was last seen by everyone else on Feb. Law enforcement officers have also testified that Lucas has told different stories about what happened on Feb. During a pre-trial readiness conference on Jan. Jurors will report tomorrow at 8am.
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Opening statements begin in trial for Colorado man accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend Kelsie Schelling. By Tony Keith and Lindsey Grewe.
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