Witness Found Shot Dead Before Giving ‘Bombshell Testimony’ In Murder Trial Of Pregnant Mom

A witness scheduled to take the stand in a Pueblo courtroom during the murder trial of a Colorado woman has been found shot to death.

NBC 5 reports that authorities found Roxann Martinez, 31, dead from a gunshot wound on February 25 in Denver. Martinez was scheduled to testify for the prosecution in connection with the death of 21-year-old Kelsie Schelling, who was eight weeks pregnant when she disappeared.

According to the Pueblo District Attorney, Martinez was going to testify that Schelling’s ex-boyfriend, Donthe Lucas, told her that he killed Schelling. Lucas is currently on trial for Schelling’s murder, although he pleaded not guilty.

Police are still investigating Martinez’s death. Metro Denver Crime Stoppers has offered a $2,000 reward for any information regarding the shooting.