Trial set in Western Kansas man’s stabbing death
A pre-trial conference was held Monday for 34-year-old Fred Schmidt Jr., who is charged with first-degree murder and other crimes in the March 2011 death of Jeffrey Nichols in Garden City. His trial was set for Oct. 21.
Forensics reports indicated Nichols was stabbed 45 times when the men fought near his home.
Schmidt was arrested in May in Mississippi.