11 Sep Dan on Ex-Deputy Murder Trial
Dan appeared on Good Morning America to discuss the tragic double murder of who two sisters from Madison, Wisconsin. Police are investigating Andrew Steele, a veteran sheriff’s deputy who was accused by one of the victims before she died of a gunshot wound. Kacee Tollefsbol, 39, called 911 and reported that her brother-in-law, Andy Steele, had shot her and her sister, when police arrived Kacee was still alive but sadly passed away at the hospital. Steele was arrested but is yet to be charged. The couple had two small children and Andrew Steele had recently been diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, for which Ashlee had raised $75,000 for his medical care. Says Dan, “Hearsay evidence is made out of court, as this was, where you don’t have an opportunity to cross-examine the person who made the statement. In this case that would seem to apply except there’s an exception to the hearsay rule called a dying declaration.Which it sounds like this is a classic example of. Which is not only does she call 911 and make the statement when the police arrive, she also makes another statement implicating him so I don’t think there’s any question if this were to go to trial and that would be admitted, it would be an exception to the hearsay rule.” Watch the full clip here.