Stearns County Man Charged in Murder-For-Hire Plot
ST. PAUL -- A Stearns County man has been charged with plotting a murder-for-hire against the fiancee of his former lover.
According to the criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in St. Paul, 29-year-old Robert Schueller of Farming Township tried to pay someone $10,000 last February to have the man killed.
Records show the married Schueller was having an affair with a fellow employee at Nomad Pipeline Services where Schueller was President. The affair happened between May and August 2013.
After the woman ended the relationship, Schueller allegedly tried to reignite the affair but was rebuffed.
After learning the woman was engaged to be married, Schueller allegedly asked a fellow employee, who is a convicted felon, whether he still had contact with any inmates. The employee said yes. The complaint says he then received a package with $10,000 cash and the name and place of employment where the woman's fiancee was working.
The employee ultimately called Schueller to say he couldn't find anyone to carry out the plan and returned the money. Schueller then texted the worker to "burn the business cards" which had the information written on them.
After completing the investigation, the U.S. Attorney's Office charged Schueller with one count of "use of interstate commerce in the commission of murder-for-hire."