Magistrate Denies Effort To Release Steele On Bail - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Magistrate Denies Effort To Release Steele On Bail

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - A lawyer charged with hiring a hit man to kill his wife remains jailed after a federal magistrate rejected an effort by the alleged victim to have him released on $1
million bond.

Cyndi Steele offered to put up virtually everything she owns to get husband Edgar J. Steele released pending his March 7 trial.

But U.S. Magistrate Candy W. Dale on Wednesday denied the request. Edgar Steele, 65, of Sagle, is scheduled for trial in U.S. District Court on four felony counts, including use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire.

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