GUILTY FL - Saad Kawaf, 39, killed by Sheriff’s Officer, Jacksonville, May 1999 *DNA Arrest in 2020*

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Guess I made a mistake here - I "thought" it would be the sentencing hearing, but it is only to "set" a sentencing hearing.... :rolleyes:

Docket:
128 -- 10/25/2021
10/25/2021 JUDGE BORELLO, MARK

129 -- 10/25/2021
10/25/2021 ASST. STATE ATTY. NELSON, MELISSA WILLIAMSON

130 -- 10/25/2021
10/25/2021 ASST. PUB. DEF. COFER, CHARLES GILBERT

131 -- 10/25/2021
10/25/2021 DEFENDANT PRESENT IN JAIL

132 -- 10/25/2021
10/25/2021 SENTENCING - TO BE SET 12/13/2021 9:00 AM - 306 3RD FLOOR, 501 W ADAMS ST JACKSONVILLE FL 32202

Hearings:
10/25/2021 9:00 AM SENTENCING - TO BE SET 3rd Floor 306

12/13/2021 9:00 AM SENTENCING - TO BE SET 3rd Floor 306

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Monday, December 13th:
*Set Sentencing Hearing (@ 9am ET) - FL – Saad Kawaf (39) (May 17, 1999, Dearwood, Jacksonville) – for *Melissa Jo Schafer (aka Schofer) (29 @ time of crime/51/now 52) arrested (7/2/20 in Missouri) & booked & charged (7/23/20) & arraigned (8/13/20) with 2nd degree felony murder, felony kidnapping, armed robbery, armed robbery with assault or battery & aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
12/18/20: Plead guilty to 5 counts of murder & aggravated battery.
Case info & court info from 3/24/21 thru 9/7/21 reference post #80 here:
FL - Saad Kawaf, 39, killed by Sheriff’s Officer, Jacksonville, May 1999 *DNA Arrest in 2020*

9/28/21 Update: Present: Judge Mark Borello, asst. State attorney Melissa Nelson, asst. public defender Charles Cofer, defendant waived appearance. Sentencing to be set on 10/25/21. She faces 31 years to life in prison.
10/25/21 Update: Present Judge Mark Borello, asst. State attorney Melissa Nelson, asst public defendant Charles Cofer & defendant present in jail. Next to be set sentencing hearing on 12/13/21.
*William Robert Baer, Jr. (43 @ time of crime/64/now 65) – 9/28/21: Plead guilty & sentenced to life in prison.
 

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Wondering "why" they keep putting this off...

Schafer:

Docket:
Document # Effective Description
133 -- 12/13/2021
12/13/2021 JUDGE BORELLO, MARK

134 -- 12/13/2021
12/13/2021 ASST. STATE ATTY. NELSON, MELISSA WILLIAMSON

135 -- 12/13/2021
12/13/2021 ASST. PUB. DEF. COFER, CHARLES GILBERT

136 -- 12/13/2021
12/13/2021 DEFENDANT PRESENT IN JAIL

137 -- 12/13/2021
12/13/2021 SENTENCING - TO BE SET 02/14/2022 9:00 AM - 306 3RD FLOOR, 501 W ADAMS ST JACKSONVILLE FL 32202


Hearings:
12/13/2021 9:00 AM SENTENCING - TO BE SET 3rd Floor 306

2/14/2022 9:00 AM SENTENCING - TO BE SET 3rd Floor 306

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Monday, February 14th:
*Set Sentencing Hearing (@ 9am ET) - FL – Saad Kawaf (39) (May 17, 1999, Dearwood, Jacksonville) – for *Melissa Jo Schafer (aka Schofer) (29 @ time of crime/51/now 52) arrested (7/2/20 in Missouri) & booked & charged (7/23/20) & arraigned (8/13/20) with 2nd degree felony murder, felony kidnapping, armed robbery, armed robbery with assault or battery & aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
12/18/20: Plead guilty to 5 counts of murder & aggravated battery.
Case info & court info from 3/24/21 thru 9/25/21 reference post #82 here:
FL - Saad Kawaf, 39, killed by Sheriff’s Officer, Jacksonville, May 1999 *DNA Arrest in 2020*

10/25/21 Update: Present Judge Mark Borello, asst. State attorney Melissa Nelson, asst public defendant Charles Cofer & defendant present in jail. Next to be set sentencing hearing on 12/13/21. 12/13/21: Present: Judge Mark Borello, Asst. State attorney Melissa Nelson, Asst. public defender Charles Cofer & defendant present in jail. Next set sentencing date hearing on 2/14/22.
*William Robert Baer, Jr. (43 @ time of crime/64/now 65) – 9/28/21: Plead guilty & sentenced to life in prison.
 

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Docket:
138 -- 2/14/2022
2/14/2022 JUDGE BORELLO, MARK

139 -- 2/14/2022
2/14/2022 ASST. STATE ATTY. NELSON, MELISSA WILLIAMSON

140 -- 2/14/2022
2/14/2022 ASST. PUB. DEF. COFER, CHARLES GILBERT

141 -- 2/14/2022
2/14/2022 DEFENDANT PRESENT IN JAIL

142 -- 2/14/2022
2/14/2022 OTHERS PRESENT: STATE: LEE HUTTON

143 -- 2/14/2022
2/14/2022 SENTENCING 03/25/2022 9:00 AM - 306 3RD FLOOR, 501 W ADAMS ST JACKSONVILLE FL 32202

144 -- 2/14/2022
2/14/2022 @ 1:30 PM


Hearings:
2/14/2022 9:00 AM SENTENCING - TO BE SET 3rd Floor 306

3/25/2022 9:00 AM SENTENCING 3rd Floor 306

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I'm also surprised that it keeps getting pushed off. Perhaps someone thought it was a bit too ironic to sentence her on Valentine's Day after she'd testified against her ex-husband at his murder trial (MOO). I'm not seeing any recent local journalist chatter about the reschedule.

She pled guilty to 2nd-degree murder, robbery, kidnapping, armed burglary, and aggravated battery "with no guarantees that her potential sentence could be waived...But the plea and planned testimony gives prosecutors legal basis to go below the guidelines." Guidelines would be 31 years to life. (older article but the points about her charges and sentencing guidelines remain valid)
Plea deal: Jacksonville officer's ex to testify in his murder case
 

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Friday, March 25th:
*Sentencing Hearing (@ 1:30pm ET) - FL – Saad Kawaf (39) (May 17, 1999, Dearwood, Jacksonville) – *Melissa Jo Schafer (aka Schofer) (29 @ time of crime/51/now 52) arrested (7/2/20 in Missouri) & booked & charged (7/23/20) & arraigned (8/13/20) with 2nd degree felony murder, felony kidnapping, armed robbery, armed robbery with assault or battery & aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
12/18/20: Plead guilty to all charges.
Case info & court info from 3/24/21 thru 10/25/21 reference post #84 here:
GUILTY - FL - Saad Kawaf, 39, killed by Sheriff’s Officer, Jacksonville, May 1999 *DNA Arrest in 2020*

12/13/21: Present: Judge Mark Borello, Asst. State attorney Melissa Nelson, Asst. public defender Charles Cofer & defendant present in jail. Next set sentencing date hearing on 2/14/22.
2/14/22 Update: Present: Judge Mark Borello, Asst. State attorney Melissa Nelson, Asst. public defender Charles Cofer, defendant present in jail. Others present State Lee Hutton. Sentencing hearing on 3/25/22.
*William Robert Baer, Jr. (43 @ time of crime/64/now 65) – 9/28/21: Plead guilty & sentenced to life in prison.
 

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Melissa Jo Schafer sentenced to 30 years in 1999 Jacksonville murder

Mar. 25, 2022

Head bowed low, emotion in her voice, a Jacksonville police officer's ex-wife said she was "so very sorry" for her part in Saad Kawaf's 1999 death.

But after Melissa Jo Schafer spoke, and her attorney and the prosecutor recommended a 25-year prison term, she was sentenced Friday to 30 years as an accomplice in the convenience store owner's murder.

Schafer, 52, accepted a plea deal in exchange for testifying against William Robert Baer Jr., who was her husband when they orchestrated their plot to rob Kawaf. She pleaded guilty on Dec. 18 to second-degree murder, armed robbery, kidnapping and aggravated battery for her involvement in the stabbing death of the 39-year-old.
 

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A former Jacksonville Sheriff’s Officer accused of murdering the man he was supposed to be surveilling cites his years with agency as one reason he should be granted bond.

Former detective William Baer is charged along with his ex-wife Melissa Schafer in the 1999 stabbing death of convenience store owner Saad Kawaf. JSO announced the arrests in the decades-long cold case in June. Baer, 67, has been held in the Duval County Jail without bond ever since. Schafer, 50, was arrested in Missouri but hasn’t yet been brought to Jacksonville

Former Jacksonville detective accused of murder cites his police career as a reason for release

Words fail me ……

This - Former Jacksonville detective accused of murder cites his police career as a reason for release -

Who is he kidding? I would cite his police career as a reason to keep him IC! He (allegedly) murders a man, a valuable member of the community with a wife and family who have missed out on so much by the loss of Saad Kawaf , whilst he, Baer was a serving Law Enforcement Detective Officer and then has the gall to say that he should be released on bond because he’s trustworthy as a result of his Police career ?
Get this P of S person parading as a so called man , a new job as a comedian- he seems to like having a joke around!! Grrrrr!
 
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