Steamboat Springs A hearing in the murder-for-hire case of part-time Steamboat Springs resident Brooks Kellogg has been pushed back to 1:30 p.m. April 28 in Denver, an official in the courtroom of U.S. District Court Judge Christine M. Arguello said Monday.
The hearing was scheduled for today to address the defense’s motion for dismissal of the charges against Kellogg. He was arrested Oct. 19 at Denver International Airport on suspicion of trying to pay for the killing of Florida developer Stephen Bunyard.
The defense team led by Denver lawyer Larry Pozner filed its motion for dismissal in February, stating the FBI unjustly targeted Kellogg, a 72-year-old man with no prior criminal history. In response, U.S. Attorney John Walsh called the dismissal effort “devoid of factual allegations.”
Kellogg faces three counts of use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire, one count of solicitation to commit a crime of violence and one count of travel with intent that murder be committed.
If Kellogg is convicted on all five counts, he could be sentenced to as much as $1.25 million in fines and, effectively, the rest of his life in prison.
Kellogg’s trial has been pushed back repeatedly since its initial date in early January. A trial date has not been set.