Skip to Content

Jury finds Donthe Lucas guilty of murder in disappearance of Kelsie Schelling

Donthe Lucas motions hearing nov

PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) -- A jury has found Donthe Lucas guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his pregnant girlfriend, Kelsie Schelling.

It took jurors just hours to deliberate the case Monday after weeks of testimony surrounding the disappearance of Schelling.

Lucas was accused of killing Schelling, who was last seen in 2013. He was charged with murder in December of 2017, and there were multiple delays before the trial finally began earlier this year.

During closing arguments Monday, prosecutors said Lucas lied from the beginning of the investigation; Lucas' defense called the state's case "the biggest stretch in Colorado history," pointing to the lack of body or cause of death in Schelling's disappearance.

Lucas will be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, according to the District Attorney's Office.

This is a breaking news story, check back for updates.

Article Topic Follows: Top Stories

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo



KRDO NewsChannel 13 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content