Category: Jeremy Allan Steinke

Jeremy Steinke convicted in murder of girlfriend’s family

Jeremy Steinke Just days after Jeremy Steinke was arrested in the killing of a Medicine Hat couple and their young son, the 23-year-old told police that he participated in the slayings because he wanted to “impress” his 12-year-old girlfriend, who was the mastermind behind the plot to murder her family.

Jurors in the Court of Queen’s Bench in Calgary took 11 hours to convict Mr. Steinke, now 25, of three counts of first-degree murder in the April, 2006, deaths of an eight-year-old boy and his parents. The couple’s daughter, known in court as J.R., was convicted last year on the same set of charges. Neither she nor her family can be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Online messages detail plot to kill girl’s family

Jeremy Allan Steinke In the weeks leading up to the slaughter of a Medicine Hat family, Jeremy Steinke exchanged e-mails planning the murders not only with his underage girlfriend – whom he describes as the mastermind of the plot – but also with two unnamed friends, an Alberta court was told yesterday.

Many of the Internet musings and exchanges were presented during the girl’s trial last year, when she was convicted of three counts of first-degree murder. But new e-mails were made public yesterday at the Court of Queen’s Bench in Calgary, where Mr. Steinke is facing the same set of charges.

Trial date set for 12-year-old charged in Alberta killings

The 12-year-old Alberta girl accused of killing three members of her family is set to face trial in February, 2007. The girl, who pleaded not guilty to three counts of first-degree murder last week, will face a youth court judge in Medicine Hat provincial court starting Feb.12, it was announced Monday. Two weeks have been set aside for the trial. The girl’s parents and younger brother were found dead in their Medicine Hat house on April 23. Crown prosecutor Stephanie Cleary said the date for the trial could easily be pushed ahead, given the number of witnesses and amount of

Medicine Hat girl, 12, pleads not guilty to murder

A 12-year-old Alberta girl accused of killing her parents and younger brother has pleaded not guilty. The Medicine Hat youth, who cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, chose trial by youth judge alone. She is currently being held at the Calgary Young Offender Centre. A date for the trial will be set next week, but Crown prosecutor Stephanie Cleary said she believes a trial will take place some time in February. The girl’s co-accused, Jeremy Allan Steinke, 23, is scheduled to be in provincial court in Medicine Hat on Aug. 1 to set a date for a

Man accused of triple Medicine Hat murder in court

MEDICINE HAT — The court-ordered psychiatric assessment of a man accused of murdering three members of a southern Alberta family is complete, but lawyers won’t have access to it for at least two weeks. Jeremy Allan Steinke, 23, along with a 12-year-old girl who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, has been accused of murdering the girl’s 42-year-old father, her 48-year-old mother, and her eight-year old brother on April 23. The next day, Steinke and the girl were arrested in Leader, Sask. Steinke appeared in the Medicine Hat Provincial Court on Thursday. Crown prosecutor Stephanie Cleary said

Teen accused as accessory in Medicine Hat slayings appears in court

The young woman charged in connection to a triple slaying in Medicine Hat made a brief court appearance Thursday. Kacy Lancaster, 19, was accompanied by her mother. Lancaster is charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder. Earlier this month, Lancaster was released on a $25,000 surety on her mother’s home. At the time, Judge W.V. Hembroff ruled Lancaster could only leave the home for legal or medical reasons. The bodies of two adults and their son were discovered in their Medicine Hat home on April 23. The couple’s 12-year-old daughter and Jeremy Allan Steinke, 23, have each

Funeral held for slain Medicine Hat family

12-year-old daughter charged in murders held at youth facility SUDBURY, Ont. — In the basement of a northern Ontario church, a picture frame standing on a table held a photo of a man, his wife and their son, their eyes wide and their smiles broad. The photo was displayed prominently, surrounded by bouquets of sympathy, and those who paused to view it understood that the family portrait was missing one member. Absent from the photo was the face of the couple’s 12-year-old daughter, who is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the killings of her family in their