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Plea Date Set for Mosinee Man Accused of Killing a Marshfield Man

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 -- 11:01 AM

A plea date has been set for a man from Mosinee who admitted to the death of a Marshfield man.

At the end of December 2020, a fur trapper found the body of 20-year-old Christian Schauer in a wooded area of the McMillian Marsh.  Shawn Carl and his son Jared Carl were arrested in February of this year after Schauer’s vehicle was found on their property.

The story behind who allegedly murdered Schauer has changed repeatedly.  Initially, according to Jared Carl, Schauer came to their property on December 29th.  He and his father got into an SUV and drove into a field.

Jared stated he remained in the SUV while his father got into Schauer’s car to speak with him.  Jared stated they talked for about 10 minutes before his father shot Schauer 5 to 6 times. Later a woman allegedly involved with the incident offered a different story.

Audry Benson stated that she and Schauer were friends and they met with Jared Carl and drove to the McMillian Marsh to smoke marijuana.  She said she got out of the vehicle to use the bathroom and heard what sounded like a BB gun.

However, during a court appearance earlier this year Jared Carl, Carl stated that he did shoot Schauer, but only because Benson had asked him too.  He stated that Benson and Schauer had gotten into an argument.  He asked Benson if she wanted him to take care of Schauer and she said yes.

Carl said he and  Schauer were friends and he apologized before shooting him 5 to 6 times. Jared Carl is being held on a $1 million cash bond and is facing homicide charges as well as other charges.

His father is being held on a $55,000 cash bond and is facing charges of harboring a felon and others.  Benson is being held on a $15,000 cash bond and is facing charges of harboring a felon and others. A plea hearing for Jared Carl has been set for November 17th.

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