Prosecutor could seek death penalty for alleged contract-killing of pregnant woman

GEARY CO., Kan. (WIBW) - The two men accused of Christmas-time killing of a pregnant woman and her unborn child could face the death penalty for their deaths.

The Geary Co. Attorney's Office says Jenna Schafer's death was the result of a murder-for-hire scheme. According to prosecutors, Mashaun Jay Baker hired Jamel Green to kill Schafer, who was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

Geary Co. Krista Blaisdell says Schafer was killed sometime between December 24 and December 25 of 2018. Junction City police officers found her body around 9:30 a.m. Christmas Day after receiving a tip about a deceased woman.

Green, who is accused of committing the homicides, faces two counts of capital murder for the deaths of both Schafer and her unborn daughter. Baker faces a single capital murder count for his role in planning Schafer's killing.

They are both scheduled to appear before a Junction City judge Tuesday, January 8.