Grand Jury Indicts Man Accused of Killing His Grandparents in Paynesville

April 24, 2018 04:34 PM

The video above aired last month when Gregory Scheel was charged.

The man authorities accuse of killing his grandparents in Paynesville last month has been indicted on four counts of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder.


Gregory Allan Scheel, 33, had previously been charged with two counts of second-degree murder by complaint in connection to the murders of 93-year-old Wilbert Scheel and 80-year-old Gloria Scheel.

But a release from the Stearns County Attorney's office said a first-degree murder conviction would mean a life sentence.

RELATED: Court Proceeding Reveals New Details in Scheel Case

A grand jury indictment is required for any crime carrying a life sentence in Minnesota.

Gregory Scheel was arrested after authorities found the bodies of his grandparents in a car on a rural Kandiyohi County road.

RELATED: Paynesville Community Mourns Loss of Couple


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