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Bond hearing postponed

BRECKENRIDGE – A bond hearing for Brian Stockdale and Brandon Robbins, charged with second-degree murder in the beating death of a 36-year-old Breckenridge man, has been postponed to Nov. 26.

County Court Judge Ed Casias will set a date for the preliminary hearing – probably to be held in January – at the same time.

The two men and 21-year-old Michael “Scott” Dietert of Breckenridge are accused of beating Cody Wieland late Halloween night. Wieland died nine days later of blunt force trauma to the head.



Assistant District Attorney Mark Hurlbert filed a motion last week to increase Dietert’s and Stockdale’s bonds by $15,000 to $65,000 and Robbins’ from $50,000 to $75,000. He was unable to file the motion within the five business days required by law and Monday asked to postpone the bond hearing.

During the hearing, Robbins and Dietert agreed to waive their right to a preliminary hearing within 30 days.



The cases stem from an incident that occurred around 2:30 a.m. Nov. 1 in a late-night restaurant and bar in the 200 block of South Main Street in Breckenridge. A bartender at the establishment asked the four men to leave after a verbal altercation. After the employee returned inside, the three men allegedly turned on Wieland.

Witnesses said one of them repeatedly beat Wieland with a military-style helmet. Police are still looking for the helmet and are asking anyone who might have taken pictures Halloween night for assistance in identifying those who might have been involved in the incident. Anyone with information regarding the assault can call Susan Quesada at the Breckenridge Police Department at (970) 453-2941.

Robbins, 21, of Breckenridge, posted bond Nov. 4, and Stockdale, 20, of Wildernest, posted bond Nov. 13. Dietert, represented by attorney Daniel Recht of Denver, has not posted bond and remains in jail.

Robbins was represented in county court Monday morning by Paul Dunkelman of Frisco; Stockdale is represented by attorney Sean Malloy of Colorado Springs.

Jane Stebbins can be reached at (970) 668-3998 ext. 228 or jstebbins@summitdaily.com.


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