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Oklahoma man is accused of staging home invasion to kill wife

A Crescent man is in jail on a murder complaint, accused of killing his wife and concocting a home invasion robbery as an alibi, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: June 13, 2013 at 9:45 pm •  Published: June 14, 2013
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A man is in jail on a murder complaint, accused of killing his wife and concocting a home invasion robbery as an alibi, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

A home invasion was reported by the couple's son about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at 560 Ruth Lane. When Logan County sheriff's deputies arrived, they found Monica Schemm, 49, dead in her bedroom with her hands bound by zip ties and a plastic bag duct taped around her head, OSBI spokeswoman Jessica Brown said.

What happened?

Mark Alan Schemm, 52, told investigators two men broke into the home, tied them up, placed the bags over their heads and robbed them. Mark Schemm said he had managed to bite a hole in the bag around his head, Brown said.

Mark Schemm later admitted he had killed his wife and staged the robbery, Brown said.

He told agents his wife suffered from a brain tumor and a fall that had left her handicapped, and she had asked him repeatedly to kill her because she could not commit suicide, Brown said.

Jewelry reportedly stolen and items used in the crime were recovered at a location disclosed by Mark Schemm, she said.

Schemm remains in the Logan County jail without bail on a murder complaint.

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