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MURDER FOR HIRE: Steele's Family Insists He's Innocent

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - The family of a man appealing his murder-for-hire conviction has released a video maintaining his innocence.
    
The documentary-style video is called "Witness to the Persecution: The Plot to Silence Edgar Steele," and was produced by Steele's wife, Cyndi Steele.
    
Cyndi Steele maintains her husband did not hire a hit man to kill her. He was convicted by a federal jury in Boise in 2011, and was sentenced to 50 years in prison.
    
Cyndi Steele tells The Coeur d'Alene Press (http://bit.ly/13lJe3y) time is running out for her husband.
    
Edgar Steele is 67 years old and being held in a federal prison in Victorville, Calif.
    
Robert T. McAllister, of Denver, who was Steele's primary attorney during his trial, was disbarred about a month after the jury convicted Steele.
    

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