CO- Jason Schaefer, 33, mail carrier shot in front of mailboxes, Longmont, 13 Oct 2021 *Arrest*

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Andrew Ritchie Second Person To Be Charged With First-Degree Murder In Mail Carrier Jason Schaefer's Death

10/26/21

CBS4) – A 34-year-old Loveland man who investigators believe wasn’t at the scene of the shooting of postal worker Jason Schaefer but is complicit in the crime was charged with first-degree murder on Tuesday. The suspected shooter, Schaefer’s ex-girlfriend Devon Schreiner, also faces a first-degree murder charge. Andrew James Ritchie was arrested last week and he had a hearing in Boulder County Court on Tuesday.
 

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This is heartbreaking - Jason's mom and stepdad retired from the USPS a couple years ago and looked forward to traveling to visit Jason and their grandson.

Lori Hebert said that she and Chris are proud to have been postal employees.

“This was a great job, I have no complaints about it,” she said.

In retirement, the couple plans on taking a trip to Colorado to see her son and grandson—she said she thinks that they will probably travel and relax more afterwards; he saids he’d like to “just stop and smell the roses a little bit.”

The idea of being retired though, still seems a bit surreal.

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from the link:

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Andrew Ritchie, 34, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Jason Schaefer, 33, and was set to stand trial starting Aug. 8.

But the codefendant in the case, Devan Schreiner, recently had her own trial in the case pushed back to Oct. 10, and attorneys agreed it made more sense for Ritchie’s trial to take place after Schreiner’s.

Defense attorneys filed a motion to continue Ritchie’s trial, and prosecutors did not oppose the motion. Boulder District Judge Thomas Mulvahill granted the motion in court Thursday, and set Ritchie for a new trial starting Dec. 5.

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Ritchie and Schreiner were originally set for a joint trial, but Mulvahill ordered that the cases be severed.

Schreiner and Ritchie are accused of plotting to kill Schaefer while he was delivering mail in southwest Longmont on Oct. 13.

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Two employees of the Longmont post office, upon arriving at the scene, asked police if the assailant was Schreiner, noting the two had been in a custody dispute.

Just two days before the shooting, Schaefer had filed a request to modify parenting time, and witnesses also said Schreiner appeared upset that Schaefer had recently started dating Schreiner’s 19-year-old sister.
 
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