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Family of accused former deputy 'devastated'

The family of Andrew Steele, a former Dane County Sheriff's Deputy accused in a Fitchburg double homicide, says they are devastated following the shooting of their daughter-in-law and her sister.

William and Phyllis Steele, the parents of Andy Steele, released a statement to the media through Steele's attorney Wednesday.

"Our family is devastated in the wake of this tragedy," the Steele family said in the statement. "We feel the profound loss of all the loved ones involved. We ask that the media respect the privacy of the individuals close to these events in this time of grief."

Steele is accused of killing his wife, Ashlee Steele, and her sister, Kacee Tollefsbol, in a domestic incident in their Fitchburg home on Friday.

Ashlee Steele and Tollefsbol's uncle, Dane Dupuis, said Tollefsbol went to visit her sister to lend moral support.

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Former deputy accused in double homicide booked into jail

Former deputy accused in double homicide booked into jail

The former Dane County deputy accused of killing his wife and sister-in-law has been booked into the Dane County Jail, but is being housed in the Rock County Jail, officials said.

Andy Steele, 39, was booked into the jail Tuesday, according to a news alert.

Lt. Todd Stetzer with the Fitchburg Police Department said Steele is being housed in Rock County because he used to work for the Dane County Sheriff's Office, and there was a necessity to separate him from both his former co-workers and any inmates he may have had contact with.

Fitchburg police are recommending Steele be charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the deaths of his wife, Ashlee Steele, and his sister-in-law, Kacee Tollefsbol.

Court doc details police response to Fitchburg double homicide

Fitchburg police are recommending a former Dane County deputy be charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the death of his wife and sister-in-law.

Police filed a probable cause affidavit with the Dane County District Attorney?s Office late Monday.

The court document details the 911 call and subsequent police response to Andy Steele?s home.

Kacee Tollefsbol called 911 to report that her brother-in-law, Steele, had shot her in the back just before 1 p.m. Friday, the document said. Police entered the home on Yarmouth Greenway Drive and found Tollefsbol with a gunshot wound.

According to the document, police then found Andy Steele's wife, Ashlee Steele, dead in the home.

Funeral set for 2 sisters killed in Fitchburg

A funeral is planned this week in Minnesota for two sisters who were fatally shot in Wisconsin.

An obituary notice says a celebration of life will be held Friday at 2 p.m. for 39-year-old Ashlee Steele and 38-year-old Kacee Tollefsbol. The service will take place at the Church of St. Michael in Stillwater.

The sisters were fatally shot at Steele's home in Fitchburg, Wisconsin, last Friday. Steele's husband, retired Dane County sheriff's deputy Andrew Steele, has been arrested in the shootings.

Andrew Steele retired in June after he was diagnosed with ALS. Charges have not been filed.

The Steeles have two children while Tollefsbol, who lived in Lake Elmo, Minnesota, was the mother of four.

Memorial funds have been set up at Wells Fargo to benefit the sisters' children.

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Dane County DA to make decision on Steele?s hearing Tuesday

Dane County DA Ismael Ozanne said a decision will be made Tuesday morning about the location for a possible bond hearing for former Dane County Deputy Andy Steele, now accused in a double homicide.

Ozanne said Steele, 39, had been located at a Milwaukee-area medical facility, but Ozanne was unsure of Steele's condition and whether his release to jail was imminent. The DA said discussions will take place Tuesday morning as to a location for a hearing, including the possibility of whether it would take place in the hospital where Steele has been treated.

Ozanne also reiterated he will not make a decision on whether his office will take the case until a referral is made by the Fitchburg Police Department, but he told News 3 that at this point, he is not seeing a conflict.

Bridge project will close road until early October

A bridge replacement project will cause a road closure from the Lacy/Haight Farm roundabout to County Road MM starting Monday.

The Haight Farm Road bridge project will close the road until early October, officials said.

Only local traffic will be permitted to access homes, according to an alert.

Officials also said all traffic on McKee Road will be switched over to the southern lanes as a part of the McKee Road Reconstruction Project in the afternoon or evening on Wednesday.

Friends, coworkers remember Steele family

In the wake of Friday's double homicide at a home in Fitchburg, friends are remembering a woman who they describe as a prominent member of the community.

Fitchburg police confirmed Saturday night 39-year-old Andy Steele is in custody as a suspect in the double homicide at his home on Yarmouth Greenway Drive this weekend. Officers found his wife, 39-year-old Ashlee Steele, dead inside their home. Ashlee?s sister, 38-year-old Kacee Tollefsbol, was taken to the hospital and later died from her injuries.

Andy Steele is a former deputy for the Dane County Sheriff?s Office and recently retired after being diagnosed with ALS. He has been seen on TV taking part in the ice bucket challenge to raise money for the cause.