COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - The family of a North Idaho man appealing his murder-for-hire conviction has released a video maintaining his innocence.
The documentary-style video is called "Witness to the Persecution: The Plot to Silence Edgar Steele," and was produced by Steele's wife, Cyndi Steele.
Cyndi Steele maintains her husband did not hire a hit man to kill her. He was convicted by a federal jury in Boise in 2011, and was sentenced to 50 years in prison.
Cyndi Steele says time is running out for her husband.
Edgar Steele is 67 years old and being held in a federal prison in Victorville, Calif.
Steele was well known as an attorney from his work representing hate groups such as the Aryan Nations,
Robert T. McAllister, of Denver, who was Steele's primary attorney during his trial, was disbarred about a month after the jury convicted Steele.