Wednesday, May 04, 2011

The Edgar Steele Trial, Day Seven: Edgar Steele Decides Not To Testify, Prosecution And Defense Deliver Closing Arguments, Jury Gets The Case

On Day Seven of the Edgar Steele trial, Edgar and Cyndi Steele got the opportunity to visit one another and discuss the case for about 15 minutes before adjourning to the courtroom. Daryl Hollingsworth then testified about his interaction with Larry Fairfax in jail, and discussed contributions he was asked to make to Fairfax's prospective book. Afterwards, because Edgar Steele did not take the stand, the defense rested, and the prosecution and defense made closing statements. The jury got the case at 2:45 P.M.

Discussion continues on FreeEdgarSteele.com, the Vanguard News Network Forum, and Stormfront.

Media Story References:

-- "Fairfax 'book' considered in trial", Coeur d'Alene Press, May 4th 2011
-- "Edgar, Cyndi Steele allowed to meet today", Spokane Spokesman-Review, May 4th 2011
-- "Fairfax to call book ‘An Act of Defiance’", Spokane Spokesman-Review, May 4th 2011
-- "Defense rests; Ed Steele doesn’t testify", Spokane Spokesman-Review, May 4th 2011
-- "Prosecutor lays out case against Steele", Spokane Spokesman-Review, May 4th 2011
-- "Steele’s defense points to Fairfax set up", Spokane Spokesman-Review, May 4th 2011

Summary: It began with Judge B. Lynn Winmill allowing Edgar and Cyndi Steele to meet together for 10-15 minutes with defense lawyers present. Although they have been allowed to meet in jail once a week since last fall, they have been prohibited from discussing the case during those meetings. Cyndi was reportedly quite emotional afterward, and Steele's supporters held a prayer circle before returning to the courtroom. It was probably during that meeting that the decision was made that Edgar Steele would not testify on his own behalf.

Then Daryl Hollingsworth, who met Steele and Larry Fairfax in the Bonner County Jail, testified he was asked by Fairfax to design the cover of a prospective book to be entitled “An Act of Defiance: Built on Lies and Deceit by the FBI”, and to include a picture of Larry Fairfax's logging truck running over an Aryan Nations member. Hollingsworth said he also was asked to include a picture of an FBI agent stabbing Fairfax in the back. At least 230 pages of the book have been completed. This seemed more like "filler" testimony than anything else; nice to know, but not a game-breaker. Then, because Edgar Steele had decided not to testify, the defense rested.

Closing Arguments: First up, the prosecution. Their premise: Edgar Steele's fingerprints may not have been on the pipe bomb found under his wife's car, but his "legal fingerprints” are all over it. Supporting conclusions:

-- Explained that although Fairfax's fundamental character basically sucks, everything Fairfax has said is supported by other evidence.
-- Read several quotes from the recording in which Steele urges Fairfax to get this job done and mentions the possible car insurance payment as a powerful incentive.
-- Reminded jurors of Steele's reaction when police falsely told him his wife was dead; police described Steele's reaction as flat. [Ed. Note: This is weak.]
-- Noted that the defense never gave a motive for why Fairfax would have really been the one to want to kill Cyndi Steele.
-- Maintains that Edgar Steele wanted to start an actual relationship with a 25-year-old Ukrainian woman.

Next up, the defense. Their premise: Although the federal government has evidence in its case against Edgar Steele, all that evidence points back to Larry Fairfax. Supporting conclusions:

-- Characterized the pipe bomb strapped to Cyndi Steele's SUV as Fairfax's “act of defiance".
-- Reminded jurors that there were problems with the recordings in which Steele appeared to discussed the plot to kill Cyndi with Fairfax, such as unexplained breaks and syntax issues.
-- Emphasized that Fairfax admits to attaching a pipe bomb to Cyndi Steele's SUV but didn't tell the FBI about it when he told them he could set up Edgar Steele.
-- Noted that no evidence shows that Steele had any reason to want his wife or mother-in-law dead; said Steele recently paid $2,779 to save his mother-in-law's home.
-- Explained that the communication with the Ukrainian woman was part of Steele's examination of the Russian bride scam.
-- Explained that the phone call Steele made to his wife from the jail doesn't qualify as victim tampering, because Cyndi Steele wasn't influenced by the call, and Edgar Steele didn't know of the specifics of the recordings when he called Cyndi Steele.

The defense won the round, but only by a small margin. Had the two audio experts been allowed to testify, the defense would have had a much greater advantage.

The case then went to the jury at 2:45 P.M. They asked to hear again the recordings and tapes played at trial. But here's something of interest: They also asked to extend their deliberations today until 8 P.M. MDT. This indicates the possibility of a quick verdict -- if the tapes provide the answers to their questions.

After seven days of following this trial, my opinion is unchanged. Not guilty of possession of a destructive device in relation to a crime of violence, use of interstate commerce to commission murder for hire, and use of explosive material to commit a federal felony. Possibly guilty of tampering, if the jury gets the idea there are enough ambiguities in the defense that they can't let Edgar Steele completely off the hook. Steele faces at least 30 years in prison if convicted of the most serious charge alone -- possession of a destructive device in relation to a crime of violence.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

The news article stated that Edgar Steele shit his pants at the instant of being charged with murder. Either he dropped a whopper into the back seat of his jockeys or those cops most have had noses like anteaters.

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Anonymous said...

Russian bride scam? Isn't that what William Pierce and most of the NA leadership were involved in, marrying in these women, dumping them, and getting another one asap? Hell, he could have saved time and went right to the source. Oh, thats right, Gliebe married a fucking stripper who's sueing him now... lol

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