Melanie Schrader

Melanie S. Schrader, 47, was arrested on Sept. 12 after officers learned Schrader wanted to have a male acquaintance killed.

A Chippewa Falls woman was arrested Thursday on an alleged murder-for-hire plot.

Melanie S. Schrader, 47, was arrested on Sept. 12 after officers learned Schrader wanted to have a male acquaintance killed.

According to Chippewa County Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk, a meeting was arranged after speaking with Schrader. During this meeting, Schrader provided money, an address and a photograph of the person she wanted killed. Schrader was  arrested without incident. 

A bond hearing for Schrader is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept.13.

The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation and Chippewa Falls Police Department responded.

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