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Charges Filed in Marathon County Homicide


Just months ago, 20-year-old Christian Schauer was found dead in Marathon County, scarred with bullets.

Now, there's a new primary suspect in his homicide case.

Twenty-year-old Jared Carl has now been charged as the man who pulled the trigger after new information was received by officials in Marathon County.

Previously Jared's father Shawn was thought to be the gunman, but testimony from a third party brought that into question.

On Monday the younger Carl was formally charged with first-degree intentional homicide along with possession of THC and obstructing an officer.

Shawn Carl now faces charges of obstructing an officer and harboring a felon.

That third party, Audrey Benson, also faces charges of harboring a felon along with hiding a corpse.

All three will return to court in mid-March. 

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