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June 17, 2013

Weisheit to take stand today

Man is charged in death of two children

JEFFERSONVILLE — A man accused of setting fire to his home resulting in the death of his then-girlfriend’s two children will take the stand today, his attorney said Monday afternoon.

Jeffrey A. Weisheit’s court-appointed counsel, Michael McDaniel, said his client planned to take the stand in the afternoon session of his Clark County trial, which is expected to conclude this week.

Weisheit, 37, has been charged in Vanderburgh County with two counts A felony murder and one count A felony arson. He is accused of setting fire to his Evansville home in 2010 while his then-girlfriend’s children, 5-year-old Caleb Lynch and 8-year-old Alyssa Lynch, were inside. Vanderburgh prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. The case received so much media attention in Vanderburgh County, the trial was transferred to Clark County so an untainted jury could be compiled.

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