Westmoreland man found guilty of killing his wife

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A Westmoreland County man has been found guilty of killing his wife at a U-Haul facility in Lower Burrell last year.

Alfred Steele of Apollo was found guilty of first-degree murder by a jury following a four-day trial.

He was accused of killing Kelly Steele at the U-Haul facility on Leechburg Road in May 2022.

Officials said he shot his wife in the back of the head when they met at the facility and turned himself in to police after the shooting, confessing to the crime.

District Attorney Ziccarelli said, “I want to thank the jury for their time and consideration shown to this case that meant so much to the family of Kelly Steele. A mother lost her daughter and two children lost their mother, and while this verdict will not bring her back, I hope this brings them a sense of closure and justice. I am also grateful for the professionalism and dedication shown by Assistant District Attorneys Adam Barr and Katie Ranker who prosecuted this case on behalf of the Commonwealth.”

Alfred will be sentenced in the next 90 days.

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