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    WI - Ex-deputy arrested in deaths of his wife, sister-in-law *Mental defect*



    http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/t...272434351.html

    Two women were killed by a former sheriff's deputy Friday afternoon in a Fitchburg house, police say. One of the victims was the deputy's wife.

    Ashlee C. Steele, 39, of Fitchburg, and her sister, Kacee M. Tollefsbol, 38, of Lake Elmo, Minn., were identified late Saturday by the Dane County Medical Examiner's Office. Andrew P. Steele, 39, a former deputy for the Dane County Sheriff's Office, was arrested in their deaths.
    http://www.jsonline.com/news/wiscons...272484001.html

    Fitchburg Police were called to the couple's home in the 3000 block of Yarmouth Greenway Drive about 12:15 p.m. Friday... Police also found Steele inside the home. He was hospitalized for his injuries. Police wouldn't say whether the injuries were self-inflicted.
    http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/loc...76d0afa9f.html

    Andy Steele, 39, was diagnosed in June with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and retired from the sheriff’s office.

    Ashlee Steele began raising money in a campaign called Tough as Steele/Taking Down ALS for her husband’s upcoming care needs through a website called Give Forward. As of Friday, nearly a third of their goal of $75,000 had been raised through 257 individual donations.

    Tollesbol was involved in the Steeles’ fundraising effort.
    Ashlee's FB: https://www.facebook.com/ashlee.steele

    Kacee's FB: https://www.facebook.com/kacee.chaves

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    http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/in..._family_f.html

    The last time Andy Steele was in Saginaw County, he dressed up as singer Axl Rose and performed with his mock Guns N' Roses band before a crowd of 300 cheering people.

    It was a bittersweet moment. The purpose of the concert was to celebrate Steele and to raise money to pay for the bills accompanying his recent diagnosis of Lou Gehrig's Disease.

    Today, friends of Steele are in shock after hearing the news that the former sheriff's deputy was arrested in Wisconsin in the homicide of his wife, Ashlee C. Steele, 39, and her sister, Kacey M. Tollefsbol, 38.
    http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/loc...27d779201.html

    Ashlee and Andy Steele have two children, and Tollefsbol, who lived in Lake Elmo, Minn., just southwest of Stillwater, was a married mother of four...

    Mahoney said the women’s grandmother died the same day they were killed. “So their father was struggling with the loss of his mother and two daughters,” he said...

    The murders happened in a different time period than when Steele was injured, Stetzer said. “What we are trying to determine is how much of a time frame may have been in between,” he said. “At this point the investigation is still continuing to get the timing of all of the different events.”

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    http://www.channel3000.com/news/cour...icide/27722938

    The court document details the 911 call and subsequent police response to Andy Steele’s home.

    Kacee Tollefsbol called 911 to report that her brother-in-law, Steele, had shot her in the back just before 1 p.m. Friday, the document said. Police entered the home on Yarmouth Greenway Drive and found Tollefsbol with a gunshot wound.

    According to the document, police then found Andy Steele's wife, Ashlee Steele, dead in the home.

    Andy Steele was found with a 9mm handgun in the home, the document said. Tollefsbol told police she heard a second shot fired and believed Andy Steele had shot himself, but police said only two rounds were fired inside the home, and Steele did not suffer a gunshot wound.

    A doctor at the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office said Ashlee Steele was breathing at the time she was fatally shot in the head.
    I've been following this story closely. This is terrible. Rumors are flying...if you check out the facebook page of the news organization I posted this story from, there are some interesting comments (although it may not be worth slogging through the inane/off-topic/ignorant comments). It's all so sad and horrific, but one of the worst things is, according to Tollefsbol's facebook page, she was just recently married. And, there are now six children without a mother. So sad.

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    Deputy Andy Steele is out of the hospital and now in jail.

    Steele makes his first court appearance Friday via closed circuit TV.
    http://www.nbc15.com/home/headlines/...272332271.html

    According to an official at the Fitchburg Police Department, Steele is charged with two counts of "first-degree intentional homicide."

    Andy Steele will have an initial appearance in Dane County Circuit Court Friday, Aug. 29, at 12:30 p.m., intake coordinator Ryan Hoffman said.
    Is that bandage on his neck a clue to his non-life-threatening suicide attempt injury?
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    http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/in..._released.html
    Last edited by AuntB; 08-28-2014 at 09:14 PM.

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    A memorial service for the sisters is Friday at 2 p.m. at the Church of St. Michael in Stillwater.
    Officers who arrived on the scene were able to speak with Tollefsbol before she died, and she again identified Steele as the shooter.

    Officers found Andy Steele in a laundry room with a 9mm semi-automatic handgun nearby, according to the court documents.
    http://bringmethenews.com/2014/08/25...-near-madison/

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    Steele is being held in the Rock County Jail in Janesville. The reason is to avoid a conflict-of-interest with the Dane County jail staffers who used to be his co-workers.
    http://www.piercecountyherald.com/co...ffic-accidents

    Here he is in the video with the reporter doing the ice bucket challenge. The article below the video also quotes him.

    http://www.nbc15.com/home/headlines/...271163721.html



    I apologize for the multiple postings. As you can see, I'm new and don't know what I'm doing... just searching for news and posting what I find as I find it.
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    You're doing great, Aunty!

    This whole thing is just totally incomprehensible to me. The gun was pointed in the wrong direction, is about all I can safely say at this point.

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    Thanks Granny!

    This is a very puzzling, disturbing, senseless crime. (But, I feel that way about all the crimes I read about here at websleuths.)

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    A Dane County Sheriff's SWAT team discovered Ashlee Steele, 39, dead in the master bedroom. She had been shot in the head and had a zip-tie wrapped around her throat, cutting off circulation, the complaint said.

    The dryer was running but was vented back into the room. A portable grill was also in the room and was very hot and loaded with charcoal. An officer secured the handgun but Andrew Steele fought with the team before they subdued him, the complaint said.
    This article is worth a read

    http://www.startribune.com/local/273178951.html

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    Thanks for posting this OkieGranny. I've been reading about this for a couple days. Such a sad sad case. So many lives damaged.


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    This case is so sad and baffling to me. I just can't wrap my head around it. Why kill your wife, the mother of your children? He doesn't have long and knew this would basically leave them orphans. And if there was something in their relationship that no one else saw, why kill the sister too? And then to have the sisters' grandmother die the same day. So tragic for this family.

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    Here is video of Steele actually getting ice water poured on him. Really I'm surprised because I don't think that is something an ALS patient should do. I wonder if he really had ALS. Maybe he killed his wife and her sister after they found out that he really didn't have the disease. His wife had raised $70,000 for his support. He could have just retired and told people he had the disease, it's not the first time people faked terminal illness.

    http://www.channel3000.com/news/27515704

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    Quote Originally Posted by October View Post
    And if there was something in their relationship that no one else saw, why kill the sister too?
    <snipped by me>

    I thought maybe Kacee the sister-in-law showed up after he killed his wife Ashlee, but wasn't an intended target--wrong place/wrong time for poor Kacee. This might explain why he didn't shoot her in the head nor use zip ties nor even make sure she was dead. Just a theory, JMO.

    Kacee lived long enough to call police who arrived before he could complete his complicated suicide... death by dryer vent and hot coals = Carbon Monoxide poisoning? Just guessing, JMHO.
    http://www.csia.org/homeowner-resour...fety_tips.aspx
    https://www.extension.iastate.edu/Pa.../CO/grill.html

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    This case is so bizarre


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    Quote Originally Posted by colette View Post
    Here is video of Steele actually getting ice water poured on him. Really I'm surprised because I don't think that is something an ALS patient should do. I wonder if he really had ALS. Maybe he killed his wife and her sister after they found out that he really didn't have the disease. His wife had raised $70,000 for his support. He could have just retired and told people he had the disease, it's not the first time people faked terminal illness.

    http://www.channel3000.com/news/27515704
    I wondered this as well, but if it was a scam he had to know he couldn't keep it from his wife forever. Unless she was in on it and wanted to come clean. I don't know. In most cases I can at least see where the perp was coming from, but not this one.

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