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    Littleton Woman Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder of Husband


    Sandra Lee Schreiber, 71, Littleton, was sentenced on July 28th to life in prison for murdering her 79-year-old husband, Michael Schreiber.

    On July 16, 2014, following twelve days of trial, a Jefferson County jury found Sandra Schreiber guilty of both counts with which she had been charged: First Degree Murder (F1) and Assault of an at-risk Adult (F3). These two counts merged for the purpose of sentencing.

    On May 13, 2013, Jefferson County Sheriff deputies were called to 7835 Ontario Place in Littleton where they found Michael Schreiber in the front yard, slumped over and suffering from a stab wound to his chest. Mr. Schreiber was alive when deputies arrived and was transported to the hospital. He died of his injuries.

    Sandra Schreiber was found in the bathroom of the house. She was also suffering from a superficial stab wound that she inflicted upon herself. Evidence at trial was that Mrs. Schreiber told a doctor at the hospital that she stabbed her husband with a knife because they had been arguing. She also said that Mr. Schreiber had not hurt her. She said, “I did it. I killed him. I hurt myself and I just want to make it right.”

    Sandra and Michael Schreiber had been married for 43 years and lived at the house in Littleton with her son and his wife and child.

    Pam Russell
    DA Public Information
    303-271-6905
    prussel@jeffco.us

    July 29, 2014

    Sandra Schreiber


    Last Updated: 7-29-2014
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