News and Tribune

Clark County

June 14, 2013

Kids’ tragic deaths detailed

Witnesses say boy and girl were badly burned in murder case



While McDaniel doesn’t claim to know the cause of the fire, he said he doesn’t think it’s related to arson.

“We just don’t think [the prosecution] is over the hump on proving an arson” he said. “If there is no arson, there is no murder.”

He added that Weisheit lacks the motive to burn down his own home.

In regard to the flares found on and near Caleb Lynch, McDaniel said it is the defense’s position that the child was playing with the flares when the fire broke out in the home.

He said Weisheit had brought the flares into the home earlier in the day as he was preparing to use them for a job doing railroad work.

The trial was scheduled to continue today at 9 a.m. in Judge Daniel Moore’s Circuit Court No. 1 and is planned to adjourn for the day at noon.

Text Only | Photo Reprints

Easter 2014 photos

Click on any photo to purchase it.

Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment
2013 Photos of the year

Take a look at our most memorable photos from 2013.