Retired sheriff arrested in deaths of wife, sister-in-law
A recently retired sheriff's deputy has been arrested in the shooting deaths on Friday of his wife and her sister at his home on Yarmouth Greenway Drive, according to a City of Fitchburg news release.
Several local news reports reported that Andrew Steele, 39, had been diagnosed recently with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, a debilitating nerve condition more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He was identified late Saturday evening as the suspect after being removed from the home on a stretcher with injuries, according to multiple area news reports. The dead women were identified by the Dane County Medical Examiner's office as Ashlee C. Steele, 39, and Kacey M. Tollesbol, 38.
For more on this story, see the September issue of the Fitchburg Star.