The Times-Tribune

Carbondale ex-cop’s trial postponed


A Lackawanna County judge Monday postponed the trial of former Carbondale Patrolman Francis Schulze for the off-duty shooting death of a Fell Twp. man until March 20.

Mr. Schulze, 26, had been scheduled to stand trial Jan. 17 on first- and third-degree murder and other charges in the Feb. 2 killing of Joe Molinaro, 34, after a confrontat­ion outside the officer’s home.

Judge Terrence R. Nealon set the new trial date in a scheduling order issued after the final pre-trial conference with prosecutio­n and defense attorneys Monday.

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