The Next Step In The Mark Steele-Knudslien Murder Case
DNA testing is complete in the homicide case of Mark Steele-Knudslien, who is accused of beating and stabbing his wife to death this year at their North Adams home.
The Berkshire Eagle reports that according to Assistant Berkshire District Attorney Gregory Barry, his office is awaiting a report summarizing those test results and expects it in the next week or two. Once that report is available and shared with Steele-Knudslien’s attorney, the state will determine what next steps regarding DNA evidence need to be taken, including whether a motion to compel Steele-Knudslien to provide a DNA sample will need to be filed.
Steele-Knudslien, 47, has pleaded not guilty to one count of murder in the Jan. 4 death of his wife, Christa Steele-Knudslien.
Steele-Knudslien allegedly beat his wife with a hammer and stabbed her on the evening of Jan. 5 in their Veazie Street home in North Adams. Police say they discovered her body, wrapped up in the basement after her husband entered the Adams Police Station hours later to report the crime.
He remains held without the right to bail.