Originally Posted by Hugh
Steele would more than likely have acted strangely due to medication, not insanity.
Certainly anti-depressants and the mess they prescribe nowadays would affect anyone's mind.
As to love, that in itself has made many do foolish things.
His investigating white slavery is quite possible and believable considering his nature. That would not mean he could not have become infatuated with one, but still continued with the investigation of the others, it may in fact have made him all the more determined to rescue them all.
That he wrote traceable emails when USB's, hushmail etc are freely available, shows he was not concerned about hiding them.
If he wanted to kill his wife he could have simply killed her, driven her and her car over a cliff and burned them, and reported her missing.
We also do not know whether his "girlfriend" was a female at all, and not a Jewish conman.
Looking at VNN and the number of posts some make, numerous posts per day are not unusual, on often trivial matters.
You make some good points but clearly have not read the 130 pages of this thread. Steele went crazy from aorta surgery and this happens every day. All heart surgery patients suffer brain damage from open heart surgery.
It is impossible for his behavior to be related to any Ukrainian bride scam. You don't sweet talk one of them who can't speak English. You go for the one who wants money and speaks good English. Tatyana didn't speak a word of English and never asked for a penny. Steele had his daughter bring him Russian books in jail so he could communicate with her. She in turn was dumb enough to testify to that in court.
You have your work cut out to read the 1536 pages of the transcript like I have. Then you will be able to make some pertinent posts.