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North Idaho attorney Edgar Steele, convicted for plotting to kill wife, dead at 69

Edgar Steele, the North Idaho attorney who first gained notoriety for defending Aryan Nations leader Richard Butler and was later imprisoned for plotting to kill his wife, is dead. He …


Edgar Steele’s murder-for-hire conviction appeal fails

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 …


Murder-for-hire plot nets Steele 50-year term

Professing his innocence and blaming a vast government conspiracy, self-described “attorney for the damned” Edgar Steele was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years in federal prison for a foiled murder-for-hire plot …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 9, 2011, 8:29 p.m.

Edgar Steele sentenced to 50 years for murder plot

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.


Prosecutors seek to punish ‘heartless’ crimes

A former North Idaho attorney convicted of hiring a hit man to kill his wife faces 50 years in prison when he’s sentenced today for what prosecutors call his “chillingly …


Tried and convicted, Steele now has plenty to say

Edgar Steele is taking off the muzzle. He’s writing. Talking to the press. Setting the record straight.


Pipe bomb planter sentenced in Steele murder-for-hire

A handyman hired by a North Idaho lawyer to kill his wife was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for an explosive device he strapped to the intended victim’s …


Boise jury deliberating in Steele trial

BOISE – A jury of 11 women and one man will continue deliberating today in the case of a North Idaho lawyer accused of hiring a man to kill his …


Jury goes home in Steele murder-for-hire case

BOISE - A jury of 11 women and one man has begun deliberations in the case of a North Idaho lawyer accused of hiring a man to kill his wife …


Edgar Steele murder-for-hire trial wrapping up

Lawyers in the Edgar Steele murder-for-hire trial could give closing arguments as early as Wednesday.


Edgar Steele a heavy user of dating website

BOISE – A North Idaho lawyer standing trial on federal charges that he hired a man to kill his wife sent more than 14,000 online messages to women he met …


Steele’s wife says she’s not surprised by emails

BOISE – A North Idaho lawyer standing trial on federal charges that he hired a man to kill his wife sent more than 14,000 online messages to women he met …


Alleged victim defends man charged with trying to have her killed

BOISE – The alleged victim in a murder-for-hire plot supposedly hatched by her husband told jurors Thursday she knew he was talking to other women online but that it was …


FBI told Steele wife died in car crash

BOISE – The day Edgar Steele was arrested for an alleged murder plot against his wife and mother-in-law, investigators first told him his wife had died in a car crash …


Visits between Steeles to continue in Boise

Regular visits between Edgar Steele and his wife, Cyndi Steele, will continue at the Ada County Jail in Boise, a federal judge ruled.


Steele murder-for-hire trial moved to April in Boise

Trial for a North Idaho attorney accused of hiring someone to kill his wife has been postponed until late next month and will take place in Boise.


Judge denies change-of-venue request for Steele trial

A federal judge in Idaho has denied a request by defense lawyers to move a murder-for-hire trial to Wyoming.


Prosecutors say Steele sought ‘relationship’ with woman outside U.S.

A North Idaho lawyer accused of hiring a hit man to kill his wife was involved with another woman who received a letter from him after his arrest, federal prosecutors …


Judge rejects murder plot defendant’s bail request

A North Idaho lawyer accused of hiring a hitman to kill his wife remains jailed after a failed attempt by his lawyers to implement a $1 million bond.


Huckleberries: Monster theories squished

Last Monday began with a mystery on Strahorn Road near Lacey, a section that begins an uphill climb. Where a female driver reported that she saw something that looked like …


Steele can meet with defendant husband

The wife of a North Idaho lawyer accused of hiring someone to kill her will be allowed to meet with her husband every week.


Man who planted pipe bomb on car pleads guilty in deal

An informant in a federal murder-for-hire case who planted a pipe bomb under the intended victim’s car pleaded guilty to two federal weapons charges Thursday in Coeur d’Alene. Larry A. …


Informant in Steele case pleads guilty to weapons charges

An informant in a federal murder-for-hire case who planted a pipe bomb under the intended victim’s car pleaded guilty to two federal weapons charges Thursday in Coeur d’Alene.


Cyndi Steele alleges conspiracy

The wife of a North Idaho lawyer accused of plotting her murder said federal agents knew a pipe bomb was attached to her car before it was discovered at a …


Intended victim of pipe bomb attack critical of plea bargain

The intended target of an alleged murder-for-hire plot criticized federal authorities today, saying the plea bargain being offered to the man who admits planting the pipe bomb under her car …


Plea in North Idaho pipe bomb case postponed

A plea hearing for the hit-man-turned-informant in an alleged North Idaho murder plot was postponed Tuesday because the suspect was reluctant to acknowledge that the pipe bomb he’s accused of …


Plea deal postponed in Idaho murder-for-hire plot

A plea hearing for the hit-man-turned-informant in an alleged North Idaho murder plot was postponed Tuesday because the suspect was reluctant to acknowledge that the pipe bomb he’s accused of …


Federal case against Steele a sham, say supporters

The reported target in an alleged murder-for-hire plot appears to be supporting the main suspect in the case – her husband, former Aryan Nations lawyer Edgar Steele. Cyndi Steele joined …


Steele pleads not guilty to new charges

The reported victim in an alleged murder-for-hire plot appears to be supporting the main suspect in the case – her husband, former Aryan Nations lawyer Edgar J. Steele.


Feds add 3 charges in murder plot case

A former lawyer for the Aryan Nations jailed in an alleged murder-for-hire plot is to appear in federal court in Coeur d’Alene next week on three additional charges, including allegations …