Prosecutors: Former Sheriff’s deputy plotted to kill his wife, sister-in-law for days

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Andrew Steele

MADISON (AP) — Prosecutors say a former Wisconsin sheriff’s deputy plotted to kill his wife and sister-in-law for days.

Former Dane County Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Steele faces two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the Aug. 22 shooting deaths of his wife, Ashlee Steele, and sister-in-law, Kacee Tollfesbol.

A court commissioner initially set his bail at $1 million last month. Andrew Steele’s defense attorney filed a motion earlier this week seeking to reduce that amount to between $50,000 and $100,000. Prosecutors filed a counter-motion asking to bump it to $5 million, writing in the filing that investigators have collected evidence showing Andrew Steele planned the killings for days and had left a note on his phone detailing his plan.

Judge Nicholas McNamara increased his bond to $2 million during a hearing Thursday, September 11th.


  • Jerry Person

    The Da says . The most violent criminal in each community is the extortion racket/ DA`s office. They refuse to produce justice or allow the truth. A trained professional liar who has sold his sole to the devil. They have ruined generatons of our youth for sick personal gain.

  • Terese Starkey

    I have followed this story from the day he killed these two beautiful lady’s. He has taken away his children’s mom and dad up rooted them to livewith Andrew’s parents and kacee’s four children
    I’m sure went to live with their dad and kacee’s new husband is left alone! I can’t understand WHY? Its so Selfish these two women were helping Andrew with his illness nobody walked out on him he had lots of support from his wife Ashlee and her sister Kacee and the entire sheriffs office family friends strangers donating for his cause so I ask why? I’ve racked my brain maybe we will never no. God Bless these little ones who no longer have mommy totally unbelievable prayers for this entire family <3

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