Bail ended up being set at $1 million Wednesday for a Cottage Grove guy whom authorities connected to a complex black web plot to fund their wife’s murder before he finally poisoned and shot her himself and staged her death as a committing suicide.
Stephen Carl Allwine, 43, had been faced with second-degree intentional murder in the Nov. 13, 2016, loss of his 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 is 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 he wear a GPS monitoring unit if he posts bail, stay static in Minnesota and possess just supervised connection with the Allwines’ 9-year-old son.
Allwine’s lawyer, Kevin DeVore, desired a diminished bail which he stated their customer could manage. Dealing with Allwine may well be more difficult if he could be in prison, DeVore stated.
“This is a case that is complicated” he told Miles.
Fred Fink, unlawful unit chief when it comes to Washington County Attorney’s workplace, had required a $2 million bail because he said circumstances recommend Allwine is really a trip danger. Fink stated Allwine has got the funds to recently flee and liquidated silver coins for money.
Fink also referenced the elegance involved in Allwine’s so-called actions, saying it “appears become a determination that is absolute destroy this girl.”