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June 14, 2013

Suspect says victim wanted to die

CRESCENT — A Logan County man who claims he killed a woman out of compassion had taken a $300,000 life insurance policy out on the victim, according to court records.

In a previous report, OSBI spokeswoman Jessica Brown said the Logan County Sheriff’s Office requested OSBI assistance with an alleged home invasion robbery and homicide that occurred in Crescent Wednesday afternoon.

A 911 call was made from 560 Ruth Lane in Crescent at 6:15 p.m., Brown said.

When deputies arrived at the home, they found Monica Schemm, 49, dead inside her bedroom, Brown said. Her hands were bound with zip ties and a plastic bag was secured around her head with tape, Brown said.

Her husband, Mark Alan Schemm, 52, had been bound with zip ties and a plastic bag placed around his head, Brown said. He was able to create a hole in the bag by biting it, Brown said. Their son, who also lived at the home, found the scene when he returned from work and made the emergency call, she said.

When he was interviewed by OSBI Agent Rick Brown, Schemm said Monica had been diagnosed with a brain tumor, according to a probable cause affidavit filed by Dean. A short time after the diagnosis, she fell at the University of Central Oklahoma and suffered a severe brain injury, the affidavit stated. Afterwards, she needed 24-hour care.

Initially, the suspect claimed two men broke into the home, tied up the victim, put a plastic sack over her head and used tape to seal it causing her not to breath, the affidavit stated.

When Dean joined the interview, Schemm claimed the victim had been begging him for several months to kill her, the affidavit stated. Wednesday morning, she allegedly asked again and the suspect agreed, Dean stated.

The suspect said it was agreed he would do the deed when she was taking a nap, the affidavit stated. While she was sleeping that afternoon, he used zip ties from his garage and put them on her hands, Dean stated.

The suspect said the victim awoke and asked if it was time and he said it was; she purportedly said, “I’m ready,” the affidavit stated. He then tied her feet, placed the bag over her head and used tape to secure the bag, Dean stated.

He said she struggled very little and it took about 5 minutes for her to die, the affidavit stated. He said he killed her because she wanted him to and she was suffering, Dean stated.

He had a life insurance policy on her for $300,000 and one on himself for $500,000, the affidavit stated. Agents were directed to hidden jewelry related to the alleged home invasion and robbery, the gloves used and the roll of tape, Dean stated.

 After the interview and admission, OSBI agents arrested Schemm on a complaint of first degree murder, Brown said. He was booked into the Logan County jail.

On Thursday, the Logan County District Attorney’s Office filed a first-degree murder charge in district court, records show. The crime is punishable by death, life in prison without the possibility of parole or life in prison.

Schemm’s arraignment was scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday. Defense attorney information was not available. Until and unless the suspect is found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law he is to be presumed to be innocent.

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