It was not long after United Church of God minister Stephen Allwine was arrested for killing his wife that his parents jumped up and posted his $500,000 bail.
Some people who knew Allwine thought this was not a good idea for him to be out on bail. He has/had the resources to possibly flee or do other illegal activities.
His moment of freedom out on bail did not last too long because he did just that! He is now back in jail for attempting to track down his son with a Smartwatch.
The Star Tribune is reporting:
Cottage Grove murder-for-hire suspect back in jail after allegedly trying to track son via smartwatch
Allwine had been released from jail after posting a conditional $500,000 bail on the second-degree murder charges. But police arrested him Monday, said Fred Fink, criminal division chief in the county attorney’s office, after authorities found he had tried to get in touch with his son. Allwine had been told to have no unsupervised visits with the boy.The judge wisely raised both bail amounts even higher after this second arrest.
Allwine appeared Wednesday in front of Judge Mary Hannon. She raised unconditional bail to $1.5 million — originally $1 million — and conditional bail to $600,000. The judge ordered Allwine to have no contact with his son or Amy Allwine’s parents.
The victim’s parents, who now have custody of the boy, notified law enforcement that Stephen Allwine had contacted them and asked that they “charge up the GizmoGadget smartwatch and program his phone number in there as well,” Fink said.Can you imagine the hell Amy's parents are going through having to deal with the death of their daughter, take care of her son and then to have Allwine contact them? They promptly reported him to the police.
Fink argued in court that Allwine’s attempted contact of his son was especially worrisome because of Allwine’s skills with digital technology and the nature of the case against him.This court trial is going to end up being a huge mess. Allwine will work the system to his benefit. He is already claiming that a disgruntled dog owner was angry with his wife and killed her.
For some reason United Church of God has had bigger percentage of these sick ministers than any other COG.