Michigan man sentenced to life in prison for mixing heroin into wife’s breakfast

Nathan Steele, who was convicted of killing his wife in 2015, will spend the rest of his life in prison.

A Michigan man was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for mixing heroin into the husband’s wife’s breakfast cereal and killing her.

Nathan Steele, 28, was convicted of second-degree murder in October for fatally poisoning his estranged wife, Cierra Steele, 24. She died a day after a jogger found her body floating in the Saginaw river in 2015.

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Her death remains under investigation. Authorities say Nathan Steele provided the heroin, which also killed a jogger.

At a sentencing hearing on Thursday, Nathan Steele told Saginaw circuit court Judge Scott A Miller that his ex-wife took more than 20 pills and half a glass of alcohol before going for a run at Trestle Trail Park. He said her body was in agony when he woke up.

Prosecutor Anthony Carlos has previously said there is no motive but he believes Nathan Steele was seeking revenge against his wife.

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