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COPY-UPDATE: Fitchburg double-murder case bound over for trial

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The case against former Dane Co. Sheriff's Deputy Andrew Steele has been bound over for trial. The judge made the determination at the conclusion of Thursday's preliminary hearing.

The only person who testified was the Fitchburg detective who found shooting victim Kacee Tollefsbol shot at the Steele home. Tollefsbol died from her injuries. Her sister and Andrew Steele's wife, Ashlee, was also shot and died at the scene. 

Steele is charged in both of their deaths.

27 News reporter Jennifer Kliese covered today's hearing and will detail the detective's testimony tonight in 27 News at 5 and 6.


MADISON (AP) -- A former southern Wisconsin sheriff's deputy accused of killing his wife and sister-in-law is due back in court.

Andrew Steele is scheduled to appear in Dane County Circuit Court on Thursday morning for a preliminary hearing. That's the step in the legal process where a judge decides whether there's enough evidence to order a trial.

Prosecutors charged Steele last week with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in connection with the deaths of his wife, Ashlee Steele, and sister-in-law, Kacee Tollefsbol. Police found both women shot in the Steeles' home in Fitchburg, a Madison suburb, on August 22.

Steele resigned from the Dane County Sheriff's Department in June after he was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease.

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