Judge orders trial for deputy in double homicide
Andrew P. Steele Image by Dane County Sheriff's Department
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A judge has ordered a former Wisconsin sheriff's deputy to stand trial in the deaths of his wife and sister-in-law.
Police found Andrew Steele's wife, Ashlee Steele, and his sister-in-law, Kacee Tollefsbol, shot in the Steeles' Fitchburg home on Aug. 22. Prosecutors charged Andrew Steele with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide last week.
Dane County Circuit Judge Steven Ebert bound Steele over for trial Thursday following a preliminary hearing. At the hearing, a detective testified that he found Tollefsbol shot in the home's basement and that she told him before she died that Andrew Steele shot her.
Steele's attorney didn't call any witnesses.