A man convicted for killing his wife at a storage facility in Lower Burrell in 2022 has been sentenced.
Alfred Steele was sentenced to life in prison for the death of his wife, Kelly Steele, during a hearing Monday morning. He’s also not to have contact with family members, direct or indirect, including his children, at the family’s request.
Steele’s son and daughter took the stand Monday, giving a statement to the court before the judge sentenced him to prison. They both said they did not forgive him for killing their mother.
Only Channel 11′s Andrew Havranek was there in the courtroom and as Steele was taken back to jail Monday.
“Do you feel sorry at all?” Havranek asked him.
Steele didn’t answer that question.
He was convicted in November after killing his wife at a U-Haul storage unit in Lower Burrell in 2022.
Prosecutors said he lured his wife there to kill her. He later went to state police to turn himself in, leaving her body at the storage unit.
On Monday, four of Kelly Steele’s family members spoke in court before Steele was sentenced. Both of the Steele’s kids spoke at the hearing.
At the start of her statement, Emily Steele told her father she wanted him to keep eye contact with her while she spoke.
Emily told her father he took her best friend away from her, saying her mom was her “soulmate.”
She told him, “A father is supposed to protect his daughter. You didn’t do that.”
She called him out saying he wrote her letters from jail but not once ever apologized for killing her mom. She said she struggled with how she felt about him for years, but said it’s now clear.
“I don’t love you. I love who you used to be,” she said.
She added she couldn’t hate him because he is her biological dad, but said, “I don’t want you in my life anymore.”
Her brother, Ean Steele, also spoke briefly before sentencing, saying he does not forgive him for what he did.
At first, Alfred Steele had no statement, but then after the judge questioned him after ever hearing everything that was said in court, Steele said he was sorry for how the situation went down, and that sorry doesn’t say enough.
Before he was taken to jail, Havranek had a chance to ask him about that again.
“Do you have anything to say to your daughter when she spoke to you on the stand today?” Havranek asked.
“No,” Steele said. “I said what I had to say.”
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