Suspect charged in 2001 western IA shooting to ask for bond


August 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

SAC CITY, Iowa (AP) – A woman charged with shooting and killing a man in her western Iowa home in 2001 is expected in court for a bond hearing.

Tracey Ann Richter-Roberts is scheduled to appear in Sac County court today (Tuesday) to ask a judge to set conditions that could allow for her release. She’s been held without bond since she was arrested in Omaha last month in the 10-year-old case. Authorities say Richter-Roberts planned and carried out the 2001 shooting death of 20-year-old Dustin Wehde. Richter-Roberts claimed she shot Wehde in self-defense after he and another man invaded her home – a claim authorities now say is false.

Authorities arrested Richter-Roberts after finding new evidence, which they have declined to describe. Sac County Attorney Ben Smith says he’ll oppose the request for bond.