Ex-Husband Indicted In Divorce-Case Murder

Bruce Nozolino Also Charged With Shooting Ex-Wife's Lawyer, Judge's House

A Colorado Springs man accused of killing a man he thought was having an affair with his wife, trying to kill the attorney who represented his ex-wife in a divorce case and shooting into the home of the judge who presided over the divorce has been indicted by a grand jury.

The indictment against Bruce Nozolino, 56, was announced Thursday by the El Paso County District Attorney's Office and the Colorado Springs Police Department.

The grand jury investigation lasted three months, according to county officials, who said Nozolino was indicted on 31 counts, including first-degree murder and attempted murder, The indictment capped a nine-year investigation by the Colorado Springs Police Department.

The indictment accused Nozolino of the Nov. 30, 2008, murder of Richard Schreiner, 46, who was found shot near his Stetson Hills home while shoveling snow. Schreiner had just finished shoveling his own drive and was walking down the street to shovel his mother's drive and sidewalk when he was shot and killed.

Police said at the time they didn't believe that the shooting was a random act.

Nozolino is also accused of the sniper shooting of attorney John Ciccolella in 2002. The wound left him blind in one eye.

A year after the lawyer's shooting, Nozolino told the Gazette, "You want a reason to shoot him? I've got plenty (but) it doesn't mean I did it."

Ciccolella represented Nozolino's wife in what some called the nastiest divorce case in El Paso County history. The 11-volume divorce file is as thick as nine Colorado Springs telephone books. Nozolino fired his attorney during the divorce and represented himself before then-Chief Judge Gilbert Martinez.

The indictment also charges Nozolino with firing into the home Judge Martinez on Oct. 13, 2001, in an effort to kill Martinez and members of his family.

Nozolino smiled when his booking photo was taken Thursday.