Stories tagged: murder plots
Thu., Nov. 10, 2011
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 …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2011
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 …
Fri., Aug. 12, 2011
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 …
Tue., May 3, 2011, 10:16 a.m.
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.
Mon., March 7, 2011, 4:35 p.m.
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.
Fri., Feb. 25, 2011, 11:51 a.m.
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.
Fri., Feb. 18, 2011
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 …
Wed., Feb. 16, 2011, 5:29 p.m.
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.
Thu., Oct. 7, 2010, 7:46 p.m.
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.
Thu., July 29, 2010
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 …
Wed., July 28, 2010, 7:05 p.m.
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.