Stephen Carl Allwine of Minnesota has been charged with killing his wife.
Daily Mail UK news had this about the UCG link:
Husband is charged with shooting dead his wife then trying to disguise her death as a suicide by staging her body with a handgun 'after failed murder-for-hire plots paid for with bitcoins on Dark Web'
According to his LinkedIn page, Stephen Allwine works as an IT specialist at an insurance company and has long been active in ministry at the United Church of God.
His late wife was the owner of Active Dogs Sports Training located next door to the family’s home, which went out of business a short time after her death.
A criminal complaint filed in Washington County details how Stephen Carl Allwine, 43,
allegedly shot his wife, Amy, in the head after engaging in several affairs
and trying to contact a hit man on the 'dark web' to kill her.
Investigators also uncovered evidence that he wanted out of his marriage. He was having at least two extramarital affairs with metro-area women, arranged through the Ashley Madison website.
Several law enforcement agencies were involved in the investigation, including Cottage Grove and Woodbury police, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and other state and federal agencies, said Capt. Peter Koerner of Cottage Grove police.
“I’ve never seen a case this complicated,” said Fred Fink, who manages the criminal division for the Washington County attorney’s office. “Most of the time we’re dealing with human witnesses, but this one required a significant amount of electronic and scientific evidence.”
Stephen Allwine, arrested Tuesday, remains in the Washington County jail.
Bail was set Wednesday at $1 million with no conditions or $500,000 that would require GPS monitoring, no travel outside Minnesota, and no unsupervised visits with the couple’s 9-year-old son.
Allwine’s next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 13.
Murder charges: Cottage Grove man staged wife's suicide after searching for hitman on 'Dark Web'
Cottage Grove man charged with wife's murder
Daily Mail UK article