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Lawyer who defended Aryan Nations dies in prison

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


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 …


New lawyer seeks retrial for Steele

The recently disbarred lawyer who defended North Idaho attorney Edgar Steele at his murder-for-hire trial said in a motion seeking a new trial for Steele that he acted ineffectively because …


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.


Convicted attorney threatens suit over book policy

A North Idaho attorney convicted by a federal jury for his role in a plot to kill his wife has filed a tort claim against Bonner County, alleging the jail’s …


Steele hitman sentenced

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


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 …


Near-victim takes devotion to a whole new reality

Edgar Steele, former Aryan Nations shyster, was found guilty late last week of hiring some thug to blow his wife, Cyndi, (and her mother) to smithereens. Can’t say I didn’t …


Huckleberries: He didn’t exactly Steele my heart

As a reporter assigned to cover the human-rights movement in Kootenai County back in the day, I dealt with racists, too. One gave me a swastika tiepin. Another crashed his …


Edgar Steele guilty on all counts

A jury of 11 women and 1 man convicted Edgar Steele of hiring a hitman-turned-FBI-informant to kill his wife and mother in law.


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 …


Judge says Steele witness unreliable

BOISE – Edgar Steele’s defense won’t be able to call two expert witnesses it lined up to question the authenticity of FBI tapes of Steele talking about an alleged murder-for-hire …


Setback for Steele’s bid to challenge FBI tapes

Edgar Steele’s defense won’t be able to call two expert witnesses it lined up to question the authenticity of FBI tapes of Steele talking with Larry Fairfax about an alleged …


Edgar Steele trial drew volunteer jurors

BOISE - When a federal court prepared to select a jury in Coeur d’Alene last month to try former Aryan Nations lawyer Edgar Steele on charges including murder for hire, …


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.


Murder-for-hire suspect wants trial moved to Wyoming

Edgar Steele’s lawyers want his murder-for-hire trial moved 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.