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

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  1. AuntB

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    I was considering a more sinister possibility: Did he tell her to put on the mask by saying that he had a "surprise" for her? She would've thought he was putting a necklace around her neck, until it was too late. It's absolutely sickening to type this. :anguish:

    Why did he strangle her AND shoot her? Was it harder than he thought to watch her struggle to breathe? Or maybe it wasn't for humane reasons. Maybe she was just putting up too much of a struggle and he shot her to end the fight? Not facts. I'm just speculating.
     


  2. colette

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    I found it hard to believe Ashlee had sleep apnea. If anyone would have that it would be the "als" patient. Maybe he put his mask over her face so he didn't have to look at her. Either that or it was a room darkening mask.
     
  3. Blondie in Spokane

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  4. AuntB

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  5. colette

    colette Well-Known Member

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    From AuntB's link:

    ...investigators have been told by the sisters’ family that Steele was intent upon having Tollefsbol, who was recently married, visit Fitchburg alone, leaving behind her husband and children in Minnesota.

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    Steele also signed his will and his wife’s will within 36 hours of the homicides, Raymond wrote, “showing that he had a timeline for the homicides.” She added that Steele had communicated with his parents about care for the Steeles’ two children if Ashlee Steele were no longer around.

    Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/local/...192-514f-83e8-5f6c3da819ba.html#ixzz3D7ltX0Dr

    He must have had some grudge against his wife and her sister and decided to take them out while he still had the strength.
     
  6. AuntB

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    Madison.com site says I've used up my complimentary access. Now, I'd have to pay to see the articles.
     
  7. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Forum Coordinators

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    Clear out the cookies on your browser and you'll get your complimentary access back. That's what I do.
     
  8. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/lo...cle_0fda52b7-f341-5578-ac56-ea23ec412fdf.html

     
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    OkieGranny New Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/lo...cle_af0e61fe-71a6-555a-91d3-a65f9b241da2.html

     
  10. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/lo...cle_f1c781bf-9970-567c-8727-bd5dee975f37.html

     
  11. colette

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    His insanity defense is a bunch of BS. He just wanted to kill his wife and sister-in-law fast because he knew he was going to go downhill fast. He planned for the sister-in-law to be there and not bring her kids. Totally premediated. He had some grudge and was angry. He knows he is going to die soon and he didn't want for his wife to enjoy life with him gone. IMO
     
  12. popsicle

    popsicle faith hope love

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    [h=1]Prosecutor: Wisconsin Deputy with Lou Gehrig's Disease Planned to Kill[/h]
    http://kstp.com/news/stories/s3767676.shtml
     
  13. RLynne

    RLynne Verified Expert

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    I was just coming here to post some updates, popsicle!

    The video with this story: http://www.channel3000.com/news/steeles-brotherinlaw-steele-said-when-i-go-we-all-go/32401994 has some of the 911 call made by Kacee.

    This: http://www.channel3000.com/news/steele-decides-not-to-testfy/32402456 is a brief video of Steele waiving his right to testify during the defense's case in chief (he could potentially testify in rebuttal). (As an aside, because he pled guilty, but NGI -- the defense has the burden of proof, which is why they went first, and have the rebuttal -- opposite of a usual trial). His speech has really deteriorated.

    There was a note that was found on his phone. Another one of the local news websites posted the text of it (it was either WKOW or NBC 15), but I really don't want to post it here -- it feels slanderous towards the victims, and I kind of wish I hadn't read it. But if you google around you should be able to find it.

    Also as an aside -- many years ago, I did screenings, inside the jail, for the State Public Defender's office, to see if inmates financially qualified for SPD representation. I actually went inside the jail, and would talk to folks in the holding cells through the meal tray slots (that was fun). Because I was inside the secure portions of the jail, I had a fair amount of interaction with the deputies who worked there. There was one deputy that I swore was flirting with me, repeatedly -- I remember talking with a friend about how I would respond if he asked me out, because I thought he was kinda cute. I'm 80% sure it was Steele, which now really, really squicks me out.
     
  14. colette

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    From RLynne's link:

    Steele’s brother-in-law: Steele said, ‘When I go we all go’

    http://www.channel3000.com/news/steeles-brotherinlaw-steele-said-when-i-go-we-all-go/32401994

    Here is some video of the sister of the victims on the stand.

    http://www.nbc15.com/home/headlines/Shooting-in-Fitchburg-272332271.html


    The defense is trying to say all 3 had a suicide pact, if that was true why did Kacee (the sister-in-law) call 911 for help and never said anything about a "pact"?

    Jurors also heard Tollefsbol's 911 call in which she told a dispatcher that she had been shot in the back by Steele. In the background, an alarm wails, likely triggered by charcoal that Steele burned in a portable fire pit in the laundry room of the Fitchburg home.

    Tollefsbol, breathing heavily, urged rescuers to hurry, but as the nine-minute call goes on her voice fades as she tells the dispatcher, "I'm dying, I'm dying."

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/former-wisconsin-deputy-on-trial-for-murders-of-wife-sister-in-law/
     
  15. luckyseven

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  16. colette

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    What a bunch of BS. He knew what he was doing. The only thing good about this case is he won't have long in this world.
     
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  18. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://wislawjournal.com/2015/05/25/former-deputy-committed-in-slaying-of-wife-sister-in-law/

     
  19. AuntB

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    Thanks to all who've posted links. I've been away from websleuths for months, but this was the first thread I checked today upon my return. This case really mystifies me. I have so many unanswered questions; I wish I could read the court transcripts or watch the trial footage to better understand how the defense sold insanity/how the prosecution lost this case.

    Source: Journal Times (April 23, 2015) as linked above by luckyseven
    BBM. That's some seriously bad blood between her parents and their son-in-law.
     
  20. AuntB

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    http://www.nbc15.com/home/headlines/Shooting-in-Fitchburg-272332271.html


    http://www.wkow.com/story/30607476/2015/11/25/andrew-steeles-attorney-petitions-for-his-release
     

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