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Stacey Morgan SCHOECK





Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Parricide - Murder-for-hire
Number of victims: 1
Date of murder: February 14, 2010
Date of arrest: June 10, 2010
Date of birth: 1974
Victim profile: Richard Schoeck, 49 (her fifth husband)
Method of murder: Shooting
Location: Belton Bridge Park, Hall County, Georgia, USA
Status: Sentenced to life in prison without parole on December 5, 2012

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Atlanta woman will spend life behind bars after hiring gym instructor 'Mr Results' to murder her fifth husband - luring him to his death with a romantic Valentine's Day tryst

  • Stacey Schoeck is serving a life sentence after admitting hiring a hit-man to murder her 46-year-old husband Richard, a hot-air ballooning enthusiast who had adopted her three children.

  • Richard's family spoke out yesterday the third anniversary of the murder which took place on Valentine's Day 2010.

  • Schoeck hired personal trainer Reginald Coleman through a work colleague for $10,000 to carry out the fatal shooting in Belton Bridge Park. She told her husband she wanted to meet there to exchange Valentine's Day cards.

By Katie Davies -

February 15, 2013

A cheating wife who paid a personal trainer to shoot her husband dead on Valentine's Day after luring him with the promise of a romantic evening marked the anniversary in jail yesterday.

Mother-of-three Stacey Schoeck, 38, was the 'mastermind' of the murder of her fifth husband and adopted father of her children - hiring a hit-man through a woman she met in work, who shot him dead on February 14 2010 in an isolated spot in a local park.

On the third anniversary of Richard Schoeck's death and his wife's third month behind bars, his family have told the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution of their relief and their hatred of the woman who innocently became a member of their family before turning murderess.

'Richard was always there,' his sister Carol Fillingim told the local paper. 'He would help anybody do anything. It will never be behind us.

'We’re trying to get a little closure to it. I hope it keeps other criminals from thinking they can get away with something like this.'

Schoeck, of Snellville, a city just east of Atlanta, was lured to Belton Bridge Park in Hall County by his wife - having been told she wanted to exchange Valentine's cards in a romantic spot.

Instead Reginald Coleman, a personal trainer who went by the name 'Mr Results' was laying in wait and shot the University facilities manager dead.

Coleman was hired through Lynitra Ross, Schoeck's work colleague at the DeKalb County spinal clinic where they both worked in administration. Coleman had previously offered lunchtime training sessions at the clinic.

The arrangement was set up over a meal at a Mexican restaurant between the two women. The prosecution alleged Schoeck gave Ross a house she owned and paid Coleman $10,000.

According to reports Richard Schoeck had a life insurance policy worth $500,000 - something his wife stood to gain following his death.

Schoeck admitted to having an affair in court and eventually admitted the plot against her 46-year-old husband and testified against her co-accused to avoid the death penalty.

She was sentenced to life imprisonment in December.

Phone records revealed communication between the three suspects before, during and after the crime.

Prosecutors also alleged the trio went on a 'dry run' to scope out the scene ahead of the Valentine's Day attack.

Ross never admitted her role in the killing but was sentenced to life in August. Coleman pleaded guilty and will also serve life in prison.

To add further insult to her late husband's family, Schoeck's one defense in court was to claim her ex-husband had molestered one of her sons - something later quashed with the evidence from the children, one of whom told of how he missed 'Daddy Richard' who had adopted them all, according to the Gainsville Times.

For Richard Schoeck's family his murder was pointless, a crime masterminded by a woman who just wanted out of her marriage and no longer cared for her kind, hot air ballooning enthusiast husband.

'It was such a heinous murder done to someone that did not deserve it at all,' Fillingim, told the Journal-Constitution.

'She was such a cowardly woman that couldn’t keep herself in control and had never had anyone that stood up to her. When you get too much power and control, you just believe you can do anything.'

'Richard was a fine man, a Boy Scout leader, a very community-minded, compassionate person,' Hall County District Attorney Lee Darragh told the newspaper. 'He was a busy, well-liked person.'

'Judge (Jason) Deal appropriately recognized that Stacey Schoeck was the engine that put this train in motion, until the death of her husband. Without her involvement, this would not have occurred,' the DA told the Gainsville Times.


Valentine’s Day murder: The death of Richard Schoeck

By Alexis Stevens - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

February 14, 2013

It had all the makings of a romantic tryst for a married couple. A quick date in a dark park, with just enough time to exchange Valentine’s Day cards before returning to reality.

Or at least that’s what Stacey Schoeck told her husband. Instead, it was a way to lure Richard Schoeck, of Snellville, to his death. He was shot to death at Belton Bridge Park in northern Hall County on Feb. 14, 2010, in a murder-for-hire plot, and his wife was the mastermind, according to the district attorney who prosecuted the case.

“It was such a heinous murder done to someone that did not deserve it at all,” Richard Schoeck’s sister, Carol Fillingim, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “She was such a cowardly woman that couldn’t keep herself in control and had never had anyone that stood up to her. When you get too much power and control, you just believe you can do anything.”

Thursday was the third anniversary of the murder. But even more important to Richard Schoeck’s family, it’s the first Valentine’s Day in state prison for the three convicted killers.

“I hope it keeps other criminals from thinking they can get away with something like this,” Fillingim said.

Richard Schoeck’s family and investigators suspected Stacey Schoeck was involved from the beginning. But it would be more than three months before police would have enough evidence to arrest her and two others.

Stacey Schoeck admitted right away that she was having an affair on her fifth husband, 46-year-old Richard, Hall County District Attorney Lee Darragh said Thursday. But she wasn’t as quick to admit that she’d hired a hitman through a mutual friend, Darragh said.

Lynitra Ross and Stacey Schoeck knew each other through work, and it was Ross who would serve as the go-between, police said. Ross brought Reginald Coleman, the believed triggerman, into the mix.

After Richard Schoeck was killed, the Hall County Sheriff’s Office went to work, Darragh said. Phone records revealed extensive communication between the three suspects before, during and after the crime, Darragh said. Stacey Schoeck wanted her husband dead and had paid someone to do it, detectives determined.

In order to spare her own life, Stacey Schoeck agreed to testify against both Ross and Coleman, Darragh said. Ross never accepted responsibility for her role in the killing, but was sentenced in August to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

In November, Coleman also pleaded guilty and got the same punishment as Ross, Darragh said. The following month, Stacey Schoeck pleaded guilty. As the third member of a trio of convicted murderers, she was also sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

But one question remains unanswered three years after Richard Schoeck’s death. Why? Stacey Schoeck offered only one excuse.

“Stacey has claimed and did testify on the stand that she believed — and later found out that there was no evidence of — Richard was molesting one or both of her children,” Darragh said. “However, one of those children later told her there was absolutely no truth to anything like that.”

But that was the only excuse There was never any proof that Richard Schoeck had done anything to warrant his brutal death, Darragh said. An avid outdoorsman, artist and hot air balloon pilot, Richard Schoeck had adopted his wife’s children and treated them like his own, his family said.

“Richard was a fine man, a Boy Scout leader, a very community-minded, compassionate person,” Darragh said. “He was a busy, well-liked person.”

If something was broken or someone needed help, Richard Schoeck was there, his family said. He could fix anything and was the ultimate problem-solver.

“He was always there,” Fillingim said. “He would help anybody do anything.”

Richard Schoeck would have turned 50 in June, and his family plans to host a large get-together with the friends he cherished. They’ll tell stories and share memories, but he won’t be there for the celebration.

“It will never be behind us. We’re trying to get a little closure to it,” Fillingim said. “This is my closure — getting everyone to know that he’s not been forgotten."


Schoeck pleads guilty to husband's 2010 murder

Woman sentenced to life without parole Valentine's Day slaying

By Emma Witman -

December 3, 2012

Stacey Schoeck, accused of hiring a hit man to kill her husband on Valentine’s Day 2010, pleaded guilty this morning to murder malice with forethought and was sentenced to life without parole.

"Judge (Jason) Deal appropriately recognized that Stacey Schoeck was the engine that put this train in motion, until the death of her husband," District Attorney Lee Darragh said. "Without her involvement, this would not have occurred."

Schoeck said through her attorney Max Hirsh that "she is relieved that justice has been done for Richard."

Richard Schoeck of Snellville was shot to death the night of Feb. 14, 2010, at Belton Bridge Park in North Hall.

Triggerman Reginald Coleman pleaded guilty last month to malice murder and was sentenced to life without parole for his role in the case. Lynitra Ross was sentenced to life without parole in August for acting as the "go-between" for Schoeck and Coleman.

It was an emotional sentencing, with both written and in-person testimony from co-workers, friends and family of Richard Schoeck.

Victim impact statements painted a portrait of a man who avidly flew hot-air balloons and was a beloved friend, uncle and stepfather.

"We have all felt emptiness in our lives not having Richard around," one of his former co-workers said.

Many people who testified choked back tears as they spoke of his good nature and of crushing bitterness for the woman who orchestrated his demise.

But the emotions of friends and family of Richard Schoeck were hardly perceptible when Stacey Schoeck took the stand and accepted total responsibility for her crimes.

"I said, ‘I’m going to be the judge, the jury and the executioner.’ And that’s what I did. And that’s disgustingly awful," Schoeck said.

She pleaded for mercy in her sentencing.

"Someone told me the definition of mercy is getting what you don’t deserve," Schoeck said.

Her mother, Rena Morgan, read testimony from Schoeck’s two younger sons, who Richard Schoeck had adopted.

"I miss her every hour of every day, just like Daddy Richard," her 10-year-old son Kevin wrote.

Schoeck testified that it was the belief that her husband had molested her 14-year-old son Keith that led her to conspire to murder him, an allegation that was never proven.

The defense had the task of convincing Judge Deal that a life sentence with the possibility of parole after 30 years would be the more appropriate, merciful punishment.

They asked Deal to consider mitigating factors, namely Schoeck’s alleged past childhood sexual abuse, which she disclosed to a forensic therapist during imprisonment.

The defense also asked Deal to consider Schoeck’s positive interaction with other female inmates, and her cooperation with the district attorney.

Prosecutors agreed to not pursue the death penalty for Schoeck’s cooperation and testimony in the Ross trial.

In the end, Schoeck’s sentence matched that of her accomplices.

While Deal said he "had no doubt" that Schoeck was molested as a child, he emphasized the sordidly premeditated nature of the crime when handing down his sentence.

"This wasn’t a spur of moment, heat of the moment crime. It was very, very premeditated," he said.

Her attorney asked that Deal note in the sentence that Schoeck not be in the same prison as Ross, who Schoeck testified against in May.

Making such an accommodation could be tricky with limited resources to hold female prisoners, Deal noted, and suggested that both attorneys and himself sign a letter making the request.


Accused hitman pleads guilty in Schoeck murder case

Coleman sentenced to life without parole in ’10 Schoeck case

November 12, 2012

Accused hitman Reginald Coleman pleaded guilty to malice murder Monday and was sentenced to life without parole in the Feb. 14, 2010, murder of Snellville man Richard Schoeck.

Schoeck was shot to death at Belton Bridge Park in North Hall. Prosecutors have said his wife, Stacey Schoeck, hired Coleman to do the job for $10,000. Schoeck is charged in the murder as well but has not yet gone to trial.

According to Hall County District Attorney Lee Darragh, Coleman entered the plea Monday afternoon before Superior Court Judge Jason J. Deal.

Darragh said he could not comment on the plea because Stacey Schoeck has not yet appeared in court. She is expected to do so before the end of the year, but no date has been scheduled.

Coleman’s attorney, Christian Lamar with the Georgia Capital Defender’s Office, could not be reached Monday for comment.

Coleman also pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm during the commission of crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was sentenced to five years on the first count and five concurrent years on the second.

Coleman is not the first to be found guilty in connection with the slaying.

In August, Lynitra Ross was sentenced to life without parole for acting as the “go-between” in the 2010 plot to kill Richard Schoeck.

Ross, who was supervised by Stacey Schoeck at a DeKalb County spinal clinic, introduced Stacey Schoeck to Coleman. She, according to prosecutors, even tagged along during a “dry run” at the park to scout out the location of Richard Schoeck’s murder.

Richard Schoeck, 45, was shot to death on Valentine’s Day as he waited for his wife at the park in Lula well after dark to exchange gifts.

According to previous reports, the motive may have been financial; investigators wrote search warrant requests, since Stacey Schoeck had pending life insurance claims totaling $560,000. One of the policies activated that Feb. 1, deputies stated. Stacey Schoeck later testified that she had thought her husband was abusing her children.

The state was earlier seeking the death penalty against Coleman.


Schoeck: Ross knew of plans to kill my husband

Ross accused of helping in Valentine's Day 2010 slaying

By Ashley Fielding -

May 17, 2012

Lynitra Ross knew that she was helping to plan Richard Schoeck’s murder, Stacey Schoeck told a courtroom Thursday.

Stacey Schoeck spent some seven hours on the stand in Hall County Superior Court on Thursday as the state’s key witness in Ross’ trial.

Ross is charged with malice murder, accused of helping Stacey Schoeck hire a hit man — alleged to be Ross’ on-again-off-again boyfriend Reginald Coleman — to kill Richard Schoeck in 2010.

Stacey Schoeck said Thursday she will plead guilty to the charges against her. The case against Coleman is a capital one, and is still tied up in a number of pretrial motions associated with death penalty cases.

Schoeck, too, would have faced the death penalty were it not for her testimony that Ross knew of the murder plot.

Wearing a Hall County jail jumpsuit and shackles on her hands and ankles, Stacey Schoeck said she had another motive to take the stand.

“I’m going to testify truthfully for Richard,” she told chief assistant district attorney Lindsay Burton. “It’s all I can give his mom and his family and the children — all I can give them is the truth.”

When she decided to kill him in December 2009, Stacey Schoeck said she believed Richard Schoeck was molesting her children.

Saying that she was molested as a child, Schoeck said she drew the conclusion because her children were acting out — one had shoplifted — like she said she had as a teenager.

“I was just so fixated in my mind that Richard was doing something wrong that I said, ‘I don’t want the cops, I don’t want a divorce, I want him dead,’” Schoeck said.

She later learned her husband had done no such thing. But Richard Schoeck was already dead.

Richard Schoeck was shot to death at Belton Bridge Park near Lula on Valentine’s Day in 2010. Members of his family came to the Hall County courtroom to watch Stacey Schoeck’s testimony Thursday, one of them wearing a jacket printed with images of hot air balloons, one of the late Richard Schoeck’s hobbies.

Stacey Schoeck told the court Thursday that she hired Coleman to kill her husband through Ross, and that she and Coleman planned the murder in Ross’ presence.

Schoeck testified that, before she involved Ross, she originally tried to get another man who she knew did “illegal things” to help her with the crime.

But when the man never called her back, Schoeck confided in Ross at a Newnan Mexican restaurant in January 2010 that she wanted to kill her husband, she told the courtroom.

“Her response was ‘well, I know somebody who could do that for you,’” Schoeck said.

As Schoeck made the statement in court Thursday, Ross shook her head “no.” But Schoeck testified further of Ross’ telling her that Coleman “had a lot of experience” as a hit man.

“I didn’t know evil could come so easy. I was just like ‘really?’” Schoeck told the court.

According to Schoeck’s testimony, Ross then got in touch with Coleman, who asked to meet.

She then followed Ross to Coleman’s Austell home, and when they arrived Coleman dispatched Ross to a nearby Zaxby’s for food.

Schoeck testified that she and Coleman did not discuss the murder plot until Ross returned and that Ross was present as Coleman and Schoeck discussed a venue for the murder and his payment.

That weekend, Schoeck said she met Ross and Coleman at a Buford Walmart where the three rode together in Coleman’s car to scout out Belton Bridge Park.

After that, Schoeck said she gave Coleman a 2009 Chevrolet Impala she had been trying to sell for her grandparents and she never saw him again.

Coleman, a personal trainer who ran his business under the name “Mr. Results,” was listed as a contact in Stacey Schoeck’s phone when Hall County investigators took it in February 2010. He also had previously come to the DeKalb County spine clinic where Schoeck and Ross worked to offer lunchtime training sessions.

“The only times I ever saw or spoke to Reginald Coleman was the day we had Zaxby’s that afternoon and the following Saturday (when) we went up to Belton Bridge,” Schoeck testified. “Everything else was done through Lynitra.”

In exchange for what Schoeck said was Ross’ role, Schoeck gave Ross a house she owned on Devon Mill Road.

Already, Ross had been living in the house for months paying for needed repairs instead of rent, according to testimony.

When it was his turn to question Schoeck, Ross’ attorney Rodney Williams called into question her credibility as an honest witness, showing nearly an hour of a video of Hall County investigator Dan Franklin questioning Schoeck on the night of Richard Schoeck’s murder.

Schoeck repeatedly claimed ignorance of what might have led to her husband’s death.

“I don’t know anything,” Schoeck said. “I’m trying to think of it. I don’t know,” she says before grabbing her hair.
Again, when investigators asked her if she knew someone was going to hurt Richard Schoeck, Stacey Schoeck first said “you mean, tonight?”

Then she quickly adds “No. I never, ever, ever dreamed of anything happening to him — ever.”

Williams also questioned how, if Stacey Schoeck suspected her husband was molesting her children, she never inquired about it and continued to leave her children at home alone with Richard Schoeck.

“You think your children are being abused and you leave them with their abuser — is that what you’re telling this jury?” he asked.

Then he questioned how Stacey Schoeck could lie in bed with Richard Schoeck for a month, knowing she had already hired someone to kill him, and how she could tell him she loved him and let him cook dinner for her and her grandparents on Valentine’s Day 2010 as she did hours before Richard Schoeck’s murder.

“I said whatever I had to say to accomplish my goal of killing Richard that night,” Schoeck said.

And Williams questioned whether Schoeck was doing the same in court Thursday: saying what she had to say to get a promise from prosecutors that they wouldn’t seek the death penalty against her.

“I don’t consider life in prison a deal — a bargain,” Schoeck answered.


Prosecution in Valentine's Day slaying trial focuses on records

Bank, phone documents connect Ross to slaying, prosecutors say

By Ashley Fielding -

May 17, 2012

When Hall County investigators were looking into Richard Schoeck’s death, they subpoenaed records from all calls placed in the vicinity of a cellphone tower near Ga. 365 on the night of his murder.

In those records, investigators found a number that was also a contact in the phone of Richard Schoeck’s wife, Stacey, according to testimony in the trial of Lynitra Ross of Austell who faces charges of malice murder.

The number belonged to Reginald Coleman, who was listed in Stacey Schoeck’s phone as “Reggie.”

Of the thousands of calls Coleman had made since the beginning of January 2010, the only call he made using that tower near Lula was to Ross, according to testimonies from records professionals for Sprint and Verizon and Hall County Lt. Sean McCusker.

Ross, too, was also a contact in Stacey Schoeck’s phone.

For the last two days, prosecutors have been presenting evidence they say demonstrates that Ross served as the “middle man” in the hired hit of Richard Schoeck, connecting Stacey Schoeck with Coleman when she expressed interest in having her husband killed, according to statements made in court this week.

Attorneys for Ross, who worked with Stacey Schoeck at a DeKalb County spine clinic, argue that the state doesn’t have enough evidence to charge their client with murder.

Today, Stacey Schoeck will appear as a witness for the state. Also charged with murder, Stacey Schoeck is expected to enter a guilty plea after her testimony.

Prosecutors for the Hall County district attorney’s office have said that they will not seek the death penalty against Stacey Schoeck if she testifies truthfully today.

It appears Richard Schoeck was shot five times on Valentine’s Day in 2010, with one of the bullets likely passing through his right hand before passing through his torso, Geoffrey Smith, a forensic pathologist who performed an autopsy on Schoeck’s body, told the court Wednesday.

The two shots to his face likely came from close range and penetrated his brain and spinal cord. Richard Schoeck, active in the Boy Scouts and an avid hot-air balloonist, had planned to meet his wife at Belton Bridge Park in Lula to exchange valentines. He was killed before she arrived.

In court Wednesday, prosecutors called witness after witness to detail bank and phone records that show Stacey Schoeck gave Lynitra Ross thousands of dollars around the time of Richard Schoeck’s slaying.

Chris Vreeland, a fraud investigator for Suntrust bank where Stacey Schoeck held numerous accounts, said that on Jan. 21, 2010, $8,000 was transferred from an account owned by Stacey Schoeck and her grandmother to another account Schoeck and Kaveh Khajavi, a doctor at Georgia Spine and Neurosurgery, had together.

Statements for the second account later showed two “miscellaneous debits” of $8,902 and $1,100, on Jan. 26 and Feb. 12, 2010, respectively.

Statements from Ross’ Suntrust account showed credits in the same amount on those same days, Vreeland testified.

Ross then wrote three checks — in the amounts of $4,900, $2,500 and $3,632.50 — out to cash between Feb. 3 and Feb. 12, 2010.

She also wrote a $700 check to Coleman on Feb. 5, according to Vreeland’s testimony.

Prosecutors showed still shots of videos in the bank that captured both Ross and Coleman cashing the checks.

The defense, in its cross-examination, pointed out the amount of money that moved in and out of Stacey Schoeck’s bank account during the same time periods.

Some $104,000 moved through the account held by Stacey Schoeck and her grandmother in January 2010.

“Mrs. Schoeck could have accessed $100,000?” defense attorney Rodney Williams asked.

“She could have, yes,” Vreeland answered.

Earlier testimony centered on tire tracks at the scene of the slaying.

On Tuesday, Investigator Cameron Durham testified that tire treads at Belton Bridge Park showed that a vehicle that wasn’t Stacey Schoeck’s came to the park before Richard Schoeck arrived to meet his wife.

Those same tire treads, which are alleged to have belonged to a 2009 Impala that Stacey Schoeck gave to Ross and later sold to Alicia Flores, passed over the treads of Richard Schoeck’s Ford truck, according to testimony.

Investigators believe Coleman was driving the vehicle on Feb. 14, 2010.

Stacey Schoeck has admitted to having an affair with co-worker Juan Reyes at the time of her husband’s death.

Both Reyes’ mother and sister-in-law testified Wednesday about Stacey Schoeck’s desire to quickly sell the 2009 Impala after her husband’s death.

Jennifer Reyes, sister-in-law of Juan Reyes, said Stacey Schoeck called her on Feb. 17, 2010, and asked if she could pick up the Impala from Ross’ house, which was near Jennifer Reyes’ tattoo shop in Austell.

Schoeck told Jennifer Reyes that Ross had initially intended to buy the car but wasn’t able to get financing, according to Reyes’ testimony.

Schoeck wanted the car picked up from Ross’ home the next day.

“Being a good friend, I said ‘of course, not a problem,’” Jennifer Reyes testified.

Jennifer Reyes never picked up the car. Ross, in the only phone conversation the two women had, wanted the car to be picked up after 9 p.m.; Jennifer Reyes could only pick up the car earlier in the evening, according to her testimony.

“She got an attitude with me, because I wouldn’t pick up the car when she wanted me to,” Jennifer Reyes said, describing her conversation with Ross.

Jennifer Reyes said Stacey Schoeck, too, “got huffy and puffy” when she told her that Ross had been difficult to deal with. Stacey Schoeck told Jennifer Reyes that she “would deal with it.”

That night, someone dropped the car off at Reyes’ tattoo shop when she wasn’t there, leaving the keys on a case in front of an employee, according to her testimony.

The following month, Stacey Schoeck contacted Alicia Flores, Juan Reyes’ mother, about buying the vehicle.

According to Flores’ testimony Wednesday, Schoeck told her that there were “too many vehicles in her driveway” and she wanted to sell the car to help pay for hospice for one of her grandparents.

“She knew I had a ’95 (Toyota) Camry that was giving me a lot of trouble,” Flores told the court.

The Impala that Stacey Schoeck wanted to sell, according to a warrant prepared for Schoeck’s arrest, had belonged to her grandparents.

And Schoeck seemed to be in a hurry to get rid of it in March 2010, Flores testified Wednesday.

According to the deal Flores said the two made, Schoeck would give Flores $3,000 for the Camry and sell the Impala for $12,000.

When Flores said she wasn’t sure she could qualify for a loan, Schoeck said she’d give her the Impala anyway.

Schoeck took the Camry and told Flores she could pay $100 to $200 a month until she paid the car off in full.

On March 16, Schoeck picked Flores up and signed the Impala over to her name.

“I could see that she was in a hurry to get rid of it,” Flores testified. “She even mentioned to me that if I couldn’t pay for the car, she would be OK with it.”

Flores made two payments — $100 in both April and May 2010 — before the Hall County Sheriff’s Office seized the vehicle, according to documents submitted in court Wednesday.

Flores hasn’t possessed the vehicle since.

Defense attorneys, in their cross-examination, questioned Flores’ approval of her son dating a married woman and how Flores was able to get the title after putting no money — only her 1995 Camry — down on the car.

“My son is a grown man, and he’s a divorced person,” Flores said. “I can’t make choices as to who he picks to date ... it was his choice to see her, not mine.”

Prosecutors will continue to present their case against Ross today at 9 a.m. in Hall County Superior Court. Schoeck is expected to be their first witness of the day.


Valentine's murder suspects indicted

By Ken Stanford -

June 11, 2010

GAINESVILLE - Three people - including the victim's wife - have been indicted in the Valentine's Day murder of a Snellville man at a Hall County Park.

District Attorney Lee Darragh confirmed the indictments Friday but would not comment on whether he has decided to seek the death penalty.

Stacey Schoeck and Reginald Coleman and Lynitra Ross, both of Acworth, were arrested May 25.

The trio is accused of killing Schoeck, who was found Valentine's night, shot several times at Belton Bridge Park in East Hall County.

All three are scheduled for a preliminary hearing next Friday.

Arrest warrants say Coleman shot the 45-year-old Schoeck repeatedly.

Stacey Schoeck reported, at the time, that she found her husband's body at the park when she arrived for a pre-arranged meeting. Col. Jeff Strickland of the Hall County Sheriff's Office said she had been a "person of interest" in the case since the beginning of the investigation.



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