DENVER (CBS4)– A woman who is believed to be a star witness in the Delshe Lucas murder trial against Kelsie Schelling was shot dead in Denver last week. Denver police said Roxann Martinez’s death was believed to be unrelated to the murder trial.

Martinez was found at the intersection of E. Kenyon Dr. and S. Wabash St. shot. The Denver coroner ruled her death was a murder from a gunshot wound.

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Donthe Lucas (Photo credit: Pueblo Police Dept.)

Martinez was due to testify for law enforcement in the ongoing Pueblo murder trial. Lucas was accused of murdering Schelling, although her body was never found. Lucas pleaded not guilty to murder in the first degree in August 2018.

When she disappeared in February 2013, Schelling was pregnant and reportedly traveled from Denver to Pueblo to speak to Lucas about it.

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Kelsie Schelling (Image credit: CBS)

Messages on Schelling’s phone indicated that she texted Lucas that she was pregnant and his replies showed that he was unhappy.

On the day she was reportedly missing, GPS on her phone indicated that it had driven to the same location in Pueblo as Lucas’ phone.

Anyone with information about Martinez’s death by gunshots is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). You can send an SMS to CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and type in your message or send an email to If the information you provide results in the arrest and prosecution of someone wanted, you could receive a cash award of up to $ 2,000.

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