Car­bon­dale ex-cop’s trial post­poned

The Times-Tribune - - Local / State - — DAVID SIN­GLE­TON

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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