OLIVIA — A jury on Friday in Olivia uncovered Scott William Mooney, 27, of Bird Island, guilty of conspiracy to commit murder in the 1st diploma, conspiracy to commit arson and threats of violence.
He is facing up to 20 decades in jail and will be sentenced on June 9, according to a information launch issued Monday by the Renville County Attorney’s Office.
In accordance to the release, on Aug. 12, 2021, Mooney designed several threats of violence toward the target — an grownup woman recognized by initials in the legal grievance — such as indicating he would have gang customers murder her, both by physical violence or environment her apartment on fireplace. That identical working day, Mooney wired cash to a co-conspirator who was to carry out the act.
The girl documented the threatening messages to regulation enforcement, court docket documents mentioned. Messages involving Mooney and the co-conspirator were being also uncovered during the investigation.
Mooney started creating an alibi for when the co-conspirator was to act, but the co-conspirator never confirmed up, telling Mooney he experienced been pulled above by law enforcement on his way to Hen Island and experienced to flee, court docket documents explained. No acts of murder or arson were being dedicated, the launch claimed.
The jury in the situation, made up of 8 adult males and four ladies, deliberated for a lot less than 10 minutes right before acquiring Mooney responsible of the a few costs, the news release claimed.
Mooney is presently in custody at the Renville County Jail while awaiting sentencing. He is getting held without having bail, court paperwork mentioned.
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