Murder suspect Schmidt will have evidence hearing in October
The suspect in a Black River Falls murder is now jailed in another county, awaiting an evidence hearing in early October.
Kellie Schmidt’s cash bond remains at $1 million. Schmidt is accused of killing her roommate, Thomas Boetcher, with a knife at their home earlier this month.
Officers, who came to the house because of the knife attack, found Schmidt attempting to hang herself.
Prosecutors say Schmidt slashed Boetcher’s arm with a knife, and he died after severe bleeding. Schmidt claimed that Boetcher had threatened to set her on fire.
Her next court hearing is set for Oct. 11 in Jackson County.
Schmidt, of Black River Falls, made an initial appearance Tuesday, remotely from the Clark County jail.