Jurors find local woman guilty in stabbing death of husband

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By Ramsey Scott

 A South Jeffco woman was found guilty by a jury last week in the stabbing death of her husband last year.

Sandra Lee Schreiber, 71, was arrested in the slaying of her husband of 43 years, 79-year-old Michael Schreiber, in May 2013. On July 16, she was found guilty of first-degree murder and assault on an at-risk adult, both felonies, after a 12-day trial in Jefferson County court.

According to court documents, a neighbor witnessed Michael Schreiber stumble out of his home at 7835 Ontario Place in Columbine West on May 13, 2013, with a serious knife wound in his chest. Michael Schreiber was rushed to a hospital, where he later died from his injuries. 

Jeffco sheriff’s deputies searching the house found Sandra Lee Schreiber on the floor of the couple’s bathroom, also with a knife wound. After being admitted to the hospital, Schreiber told a doctor that she had killed her husband after an argument. She also said she had stabbed herself.

In its investigation, the Sheriff’s Office discovered Sandra Lee Schreiber had been diagnosed with depression and had attempted suicide a month before the slaying.

Schreiber is set to be sentenced on July 28. 

Contact Ramsey Scott at ramsey@evergreenco.com or 303-933-2233, ext. 22, and follow him on Twitter @RamseyColumbine. Check www.columbinecourier.com for updates.