Hearing Set for Deputy Accused in Double Homicide

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MADISON, WI (AP) - A former southern Wisconsin sheriff's deputy accused of killing his wife and sister-in-law is due back in court.

Andrew Steele is scheduled to appear in Dane County Circuit Court on Thursday morning for a preliminary hearing.

That's the step in the legal process where a judge decides whether there's enough evidence to order a trial.

Prosecutors charged Steele last week with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in connection with the deaths of his wife, Ashlee Steele, and sister-in-law, Kacee Tollefsbol.

Police found both women shot in the Steeles' home in Fitchburg, a Madison suburb, on August 22nd.

Steele resigned from the Dane County Sheriff's Department in June after he was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease.

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