By GARY POPP
Jeffrey Alan Weisheit, 37, of Evansville, was sentenced to death by lethal injection during a hearing in Clark County Circuit Court No. 1 on Thursday morning.
The ruling came after Weisheit was convicted by a jury of double murder and felony arson June 18. Weisheit was sentenced to death for burning his own home in 2010 while his then-girlfriend’s 5- and 8-year-old children were inside.
During the sentencing hearing, the children’s mother, Lisa Lynch, was given the opportunity to read a letter to the court from the witness stand.
“No one can understand the pain I feel every single second of every single day,” she said, while holding back tears. “My life feels so empty without them and will never be the same.”
Less than an hour after the sentencing was given by presiding Judge Daniel Moore, Weisheit left the Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex to be taken to an Indiana Department of Correction facility in Michigan City for processing and housing.
Check newsandtribune.com later today and Friday’s print edition for a full story on the sentencing hearing.