Casper Man Appeals Murder Conviction In Mother’s Shooting Death
The Casper man, who was convicted in November for the February 2019 shooting death of his mother, has indicated that he will appeal his murder conviction to the Wyoming Supreme Court.
Andrew Wayne Steplock was sentenced to life in prison for felony murder in March. Twelve Natrona County jurors convicted Andrew Steplock of felony murder, second-degree murder, aggravated burglary and possession of a deadly weapon with unlawful intent.
On the other three charges, Natrona County District Court Judge Daniel Forgey sentenced Steplock to 55 years to life for second-degree murder, 10-15 years for aggravated burglary and three to five years for possession of a deadly weapon with unlawful intent.
Steplock and his defense attorneys never denied that he shot and killed Deborah Steplock in her home during the early morning hours of February 26, 2019. Instead, Andrew Steplock's attorneys argued that demons told him to go into his mother's home and shoot her.
However,, a state psychologist took the stand and said Andrew Steplock was mentally competent at the time of the fatal shooting.
Following a week of witness testimony, it took the 12 Natrona County Jurors less than two hours to convict Andrew Steplock on all four charges.