Cottage Grove Man Sentenced to Life Without Parole for Murdering Wife

Stephen Allwine Photo: Cottage Grove Police Department
Stephen Allwine

February 02, 2018 02:51 PM

A Cottage Grove man who was found guilty in connection to the death of his wife was sentenced Friday.

Stephen Allwine was sentenced to life without parole. Allwine was found guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday.


In March 2017, Allwine was indicted on first-degree murder charges, stemming from the death of his wife in November 2016.

RELATED: Cottage Grove Man Found Guilty of Wife's Murder, Sentencing Set

According to a criminal complaint, Allwine shot his wife in the head Nov. 13 and attempted to make it look like a suicide.

The complaint alleges Allwine had initially used a "dark web" site in an attempt to have a hit man kill his wife, Amy Allwine, and purchase a drug called scopolamine.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed that Amy Allwine's blood contained a more than 45 times higher concentration of the drug than a doctor would prescribe.

RELATED: Cottage Grove Man Indicted on First-Degree Murder Charges in Wife's Death

Stephen Allwine also admitted during an interview that Amy Allwine had a $700,000 life insurance policy.


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