The Grand Chute man accused of killing his estranged wife and shooting his mother-in-law in the chest is held on one million dollars bond. Scott Schmidt made his initial appearance in Outagamie County court Monday afternoon. He's charged with first degree intentional homicide, attempted homicide and bail jumping for the shooting last Friday at a home on Edgewood Drive in Grand Chute.
Outagamie County Deputy District Attorney Melinda Templis says the shooting appears to be premeditated. Templis says the gun used in the shooting was hidden in the garage. Authorities say Schmidt and his wife, Kelly Wing Schmidt, got into an argument after one of the two children who were home at the time saw him in the garage. Court records say the argument escalated and Schmidt shot Wing Schmidt in the head. He's accused of shooting his mother in law, Barbara Wing, in the chest when she tried to intervene. The DA says one of the children interviewed by investigators claimed Schmidt had threatened the kids last week as well.
Court Commissioner Brian Figy set the bail saying that Schmidt is a danger to the public and a flight risk. Schmidt's attorney wants his client to undergo a competency evaluation, that issue wasn't resolved.