(DUBOIS CO.) – The murder trial of 27-year-old Kyle Schneider will take place in Dubois County in May.
Schneider is charged with stabbing to death of 23-year-old Chloie Lubbehusen of Huntingburg. The attack happened at a residence on County Road 650 East near St. Anthony on January 11.
Schneider has remained at the Dubois County Security Center without bond since being arrested.
Dubois Circuit Court Judge Nathan Verkamp ruled to proceed with the murder trial on May 13 despite a motion by the state to allow more time for evidence to be tested by the Indiana State Police lab. He also denied a defense motion for a change of venue.
Schneider’s Attorney Timothy Demotte asked for the change of venue saying Schneider won’t receive a fair trial due to the media coverage of the incident and arrest. He also filed a defense of mental disease or defect for his client.
The court will hear motions from the state and defense in a continuance scheduled for today.
On Feb. 11, Dubois County deputies responded at 8:26 a.m. after neighbors found Lubbehusen bleeding from the face on the porch. She was rushed by ambulance to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center where she died from her injuries.
According to the Dubois County Coroner Bob Veatch, preliminary autopsy results indicate she bled to death.
Deputies say they found a bloody knife in the living room of the home, then searched the area for Schneider.
According to the probable cause affidavit, police found Schneider naked except for a pair of socks, in a neighbor’s garage lying on the floor with blood on his hands.
According to Indiana State Police detective Brock Werne, Schneider was ordered to show his hands to which he stated, “do not shoot me, I want to tell you my side of the story.”
Deputies say Schneider seemed agitated, angry and very disoriented.
After deputies put Schneider in a police car, they say he rolled down the window and said, “have you ever killed anybody?” The deputy said, “no,” and deputies say he stated, “this would be my first.”
According to the affidavit, Schneider kept rambling and asking deputies random questions on the way to the jail.
When deputies asked Schneider to give them a timeline of events, he continued to yell incoherently.
Schneider told police, he and Lubbehusen had an altercation but could not remember anything else other then he stabbed Lubbehusen multiple times but did not give police an explanation for his actions.