Crime

Sandra Schreiber allegedly stabbed elderly husband to death, turned knife on herself (79)

Update: On Monday, we told you about a double stabbing in south Jeffco stemming from a domestic incident involving a couple said to be in their sixties. One person died, while the other was hospitalized.

We've now got the names of the pair involved, and one of them -- Michael Schreiber -- was actually 79 at the time of his death. His wife, Sandra Schreiber, is 69 and still alive, although in a great deal of trouble with the law. Upon her release from the hospital, she will be accused of murder. Details below.

As noted in a Jefferson County Sheriff's Office release authored by public information officer Mark Techmeyer, who spoke with us earlier about the case, deputies arrived at 7835 West Ontario Place at around 8:25 a.m. on May 13 to find a man now identified as Michael Schreiber lying on the front yard with a stab wound to the chest.

Inside, Sandra Schreiber was also suffering from a stab wound. They were both taken to Littleton Hospital, where Michael was pronounced dead a short time later.

Below is an interactive graphic of the area near the crime scene. If you have a problem seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."


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Who stabbed who? According to Techmeyer, investigators have come to the conclusion that Sandra first used the knife on Michael, then on herself in what turned out to be a failed suicide attempt.

Because Sandra remains hospitalized, no mug shot of her has been taken. But Techmeyer reveals that once she's released, she will be booked into Jeffco jail on suspicion of first-degree murder.

By the way, assorted online sources identify Sandra as the chief executive officer of Schreiber Enterprises, as well as Casino Tours International, both of which cite the Ontario Place address as their headquarters. However, a Yelp listing states that CTI had closed.

If it wasn't before, it certainly is now.

Continue for our previous coverage of the south Jeffco double-stabbing.

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