Chippewa Falls woman convicted in a murder for hire investigation sentenced in court
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) -A Chippewa Falls woman convicted in a murder for hire investigation has been sentenced.
Melanie Schrader, 49, appeared in Chippewa County Court Tuesday morning.
Shrader was sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison and seven years extended supervision.
Shrader was arrested in September 2019 after investigators say she tried to hire a hitman to kill her daughter’s father.
The criminal complaint says Schrader agreed to pay who she thought was a hit man $10,000.
The complaint says she met with an undercover investigator in Irvine Park, provided a $200 down payment and photos and requested the act be carried out fast.
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