A former Dane County sheriff’s deputy was ordered today to stand trial for the killings of his wife and her sister.
Dane County Circuit Judge Steven Ebert said there was enough evidence to proceed in the case of 39-year-old Andrew Steele of Fitchburg. The next step in the case is an arraignment where Steele’s initial plea will be entered.
Andrew Steele is charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the deaths of Ashlee Steele and her sister Kacee Tollefsbol. A detective testified that he found Tollefsbol shot in the basement of Steele’s home on August 22nd — and she told authorities before she died to say that Andrew Steele had just shot her.
Steele resigned from the sheriff’s department in June, soon after he was diagnosed with ALS. He’s being held in the Rock County jail.