NEW DETAILS: Idaho Murder For Hire Plot - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

NEW DETAILS: Idaho Murder For Hire Plot

 COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - A former Aryan Nations attorney accused of hiring a man to kill his wife and her mother has been ordered to undergo a mental health exam.

Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill late last month ordered 65-year-old Edgar Steele be examined in Boise by a licensed psychologist.

The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that the examination is set for Friday at the Ada County jail.

Steele has pleaded not guilty to hiring Larry Fairfax to kill his wife and her mother and contends he is the victim of a government conspiracy because of his unpopular views and writings.

His wife, Cyndi Steele, has said she also believes her husband is innocent.

Steele's trial has been moved to Boise because of extensive pretrial publicity in northern Idaho.

   

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