Wisconsin Man Doing Time for Double Murder to be Released
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The former Dane County sheriff's deputy who killed his wife and her sister has been ordered released to his parents.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports that 42-year-old Andrew Steele is in the advanced stages of ALS, a neuromuscular disorder. The court had difficulty finding a care facility because of the notoriety of the case.
Madison was charged with shooting his wife Ashlee and her sister Kacee Tollefsbol of Lake Elmo, Minnesota in 2014.
Steele has said he didn't remember the shootings. He pleaded guilty to first-degree intentional homicide but not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect. A jury found him not legally responsible for the deaths, and he was committed.
Steele was ordered released from Mendota Mental Health Institute in March, after a judge ruled that his because of Steele's disease, he no longer posed a danger.
Steele's attorney says he'll have 24-hour in-home care along with supervision.