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Eye On Boise Edgar Steele archive

FRIDAY, SEPT. 5, 2014

Edgar Steele dies in prison at age 69 

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Edgar Steele, who once represented Aryan Nations founder Richard Butler in a lawsuit that bankrupted the white supremacist group, has died in federal prison in California. Steele was 69. Steele was serving...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 13, 2013

THURSDAY, OCT. 24, 2013

9th Circuit rejects Edgar Steele's appeal 

A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal from Edgar Steele, the self-proclaimed “attorney for the damned” from North Idaho, who was sentenced to 50 years in prison for the attempted murder-for-hire of his wife. Steele claimed improper jury instructions and other errors in his...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9, 2011

Steele gets 50 years in murder plot

Former attorney for the Aryan Nations Edgar Steele was sentenced to 50 years in prison today for a foiled murder-for-hire plot that targeted his wife and mother-in-law, reports S-R reporter Meghann Cuniff from Coeur d'Alene, who reports that Steele gave an hour-and-a-half-long rant to the...

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THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011

TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011

Edgar Steele case nears finish

Lawyers in the Edgar Steele murder-for-hire trial could give closing arguments as early as Wednesday, reports S-R reporter Meghann Cuniff. Defense lawyers are trying to secure the appearance of an audio expert to question the authenticity of FBI recordings in which Steele discusses with handyman...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011

Steele saga unfolds in court...

Wild stuff continues to come out in the Edgar Steele murder-for-hire trial in federal court in Boise; here' s a link to today's full story from S-R reporter Meghann Cuniff, which includes testimony from Steele's wife, Cyndi, the victim of the alleged plot; she defends...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011

First day of murder-for-hire trial a doozy 

The first day of the Edgar Steele murder-for-hire trial in federal court today was a doozy. After opening arguments, initial witnesses included Larry Fairfax, the hit man-turned-FBI-informant, who told the court, "Mr. Steele was getting agitated, and he said if i didn't take care of...

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Steele trial revs up in federal court

There's pretty wild stuff coming out in federal court in Boise today at the Edgar Steele murder-for-hire trial; you can read about it at S-R reporter Meghann Cuniff's "Sirens and Gavels" blog here. In federal prosecutor Marc Haws' opening argument, he told the jury it'll...

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