A murder trial will be scheduled, in Jackson County, for a woman arrested last September for a fatal knife attack on her male roommate.
Kellie Schmidt of Black River Falls entered a not guilty plea to a homicide charge. Thomas Boettcher died, after bleeding heavily from serious knife wounds.
Schmidt has claimed that she was threatened by Boettcher and police saved her from hanging herself.
Judge Daniel Diehn will rule on a motion to lower Schmidt’s $75,000 cash bond, so she can be released from jail.