Jeremy Steinke convicted in murder of girlfriend’s family
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.