08/26/2014 UPDATE:

The motive of the double homicide last Friday in Fitchburg, reportedly at the hands of a former Dane County Deputy, remains a mystery.

Andy Steele, who retired from the department in June after being diagnosed with ALS, remains hospitalized in Milwaukee with non life-threatening injuries. First degree murder charges are expected to be filed against him this week.

He is accused of fatally shooting his wife Ashlee and her sister, Kacee Tollefsbol of Minnesota. Kacee called 911 after being shot, and managed to tell authorities that Andy shot her and her sister before succumbing to her injures.




A tough weekend in fitchburg following the shocking double murder of two women on Friday, allegedly at the hands for a retired Dane County Sheriff's Deputy who was recently diagnosed with ALS.

 Former deputy Andy Steele, who was hospitalized with an unspecified injury, has been arrested in the deaths of his 39-year-old wife Ashlee, and her sister, 38-year-old Kacey Tollefsbol, who is from Minnesota.  

The medical examiner says the two women died of "homicidal violence" and that Andy Steele's injuries are consistent with a suicide attempt. The events unfolded around noon on Friday.  

It was just in June that Andy Steele was diagnosed with ALS.  He was at the forefront of the popular "ice bucket challenge" , which has raised millions for the disease.  Steele and his wife, who had been married for 16 years, have two young children.