Stories tagged: murder plots
THURSDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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.