By TODD RICHMOND
MADISON, Wis. (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 Tollefsbol.
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.