Lawyers for those charged in the murder of Jessica Rehfeld on Monday asked a Seventh Circuit Judge for additional time to go over their case material.
The defense teams of Jonathon Klinetobe, 26, Richard Hirth, 35, and David Schneider, 24, were granted 60 days to evaluate new evidence submitted by prosecutors. Judge Heidi Linngren scheduled their next hearing for October.
The men, detained at the Pennington County Jail, have been charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping in the first degree and conspiracy to commit aggravated kidnapping in the first degree.
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Authorities charge that Rehfeld's ex-boyfriend, Klinetobe, hired Hirth and Schneider to stab her to death on May 18, 2015, and help him bury her body in the woods south of Rockerville. Rapid City police considered Rehfeld, 22, a missing person for close to a year, until a witness came forward this May and led law enforcement to her grave site.
At the hearing Monday morning, each defendant was joined by one new lawyer: Michael Stonefield for Klinetobe; Joseph Kosel for Hirth; and Gregory Erlandson for Schneider.