Sunday, March 26, 2017

Grand Jury Formally Indicts UCG Elder Stephen Allwine on First-Degree Murder 3/24/17

STILLWATER, Minn. — A Washington County grand jury indicted a Cottage Grove man for premeditated first-degree murder in his wife's death last year.
The indictment announced Friday elevated the charge and potential sentence against Stephen Carl Allwine, 44, who was charged earlier this year with second-degree murder in connection with his wife Amy's Nov. 13, 2016, death. A premeditated murder conviction carries a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of release.
Prosecutors allege Allwine killed his 44-year-old wife in their 110th Street home and attempted to stage her death as a suicide following a failed murder-for-hire plot against her. Amy Allwine was found in their home with a gunshot wound to the head, police said.
Investigators allege that in months preceding the death Stephen Allwine made contacts in the Dark Web — an area of the internet where users often are anonymous and involved in criminal activity — in connection with the murder plot and an inquiry into the purchase of a drug found in an unusually high concentration in his wife's body after her death, according to court records.
Allwine appeared in Washington County District Court Friday on the premeditated murder charge. District Judge B. William Ekstrum set Allwine's unconditional bail at $2 million and conditional bail at $1 million.
"We have great faith in the grand jury process and those people serving on the grand jury exercising their civic responsibility," Washington County Attorney Pete Orput said.

Read the entire article here:  Grand jury indicts Allwine on first-degree murder


Anonymous said...

He is a useless s.o.b.

Anonymous said...

Why not just leave his wife?

Connie Schmidt said...

Maybe Weinland should give him a call and coach him a bit about the "dos and fonts" of prison life.

Black Ops Mikey said...

Can I get on the jury?

I promise to be impartial and objective.

And then vote him guilty.

Black Ops Mikey said...

Connie, I'd like to know about these 'fonts of prison life'.

Comic Sans perhaps?

Sans Serif?

You never know. I might want to use them in my next website.

Please advise.

Anonymous said...

maybe God has called him to preach to prison inmates. But would they want to hear from a wife murderer, well it seemed awful crimes don't exclude people from preaching the word.

Retired Prof said...

Black Ops, the fonts Connie mentioned are probably not typographic ones, but Holy Water fonts for the convenience of Catholic inmates.

Anonymous said...

I hope this is the beginning of some kind of justice for Amy Allwines murder. It's terribly tragic, still carnt get my head around the evilness of the plotting. Marry in the church they say, live the abundant life they say. A most terrible loss of life.

Black Ops Mikey said...

Retired Prof, there's always fonts for the dyslexic (and you have no idea how useful that would be in prison these days).