Trial Set For NE Woman Charged in decade-old IA slaying

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August 25th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

SAC CITY, Iowa (AP) – Trial has been set for Sept. 28 for a Nebraska woman charged in the 2001 shooting death of a man in her former home in northwest Iowa. Tracey Richter-Roberts of Omaha, Neb., is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 20-year-old Dustin Wehde at her home in Early, Iowa. Richter-Roberts told police Wehde and another man broke into the home and attacked her and that the shooting was in self-defense. No charges were filed at the time, but the investigation was reopened in 2009 and Richter-Roberts was arrested last month.

She is being held in the Sac County jail under $1 million bond. The trial date was set by a judge, on Tuesday.