Verbally to Denise Steele: Jefferson confessed to Denise Steele, her aunt, privately that she shot Ebony. Steele told this to her husband, Donald Steele, who told police in a recorded statement. His testimony on the topic was ultimately objected to at trial and he was forbidden by the court from talking about the confession on the stand. Donald Steele’s video statement has since been misplaced according to the State. Denise Steele was never brought to testify during trial for unknown reasons.