Bail ended up being set at $1 million Wednesday for the Cottage Grove guy whom authorities connected to a complex dark web plot to fund their wife’s murder before he fundamentally poisoned and shot her himself and staged her death as committing suicide.
Stephen Carl Allwine, 43, ended up being faced with second-degree deliberate murder in the Nov. 13, 2016, loss of their spouse, Amy Louise Allwine, 43, at their 110th Street house. He showed up Wednesday for a quick first look in Washington County District Court. He could be being held in Washington County prison.
District Court Judge Susan Miles set Allwine’s bail at $1 million without conditions or $500,000 with conditions, including which he wear a GPS monitoring unit if he posts bail, stay in Minnesota and also have just supervised connection with the Allwines’ 9-year-old son.
Allwine’s lawyer, Kevin DeVore, desired a lowered bail which he stated their customer could pay for. Dealing with Allwine may well be more difficult if he’s in jail, DeVore stated.
“This is just a case that is complicated” he told Miles.
Fred Fink, criminal unit chief when it comes to Washington County Attorney’s workplace, had required a $2 million bail because he said circumstances suggest Allwine is really a journey danger. Fink stated Allwine gets the funds to flee and recently liquidated silver coins for money. Continue reading