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June 12, 2013

Weisheit’s double-murder trial continues in Jeffersonville

Forensic scientist gives testimony

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JEFFERSONVILLE —

The fire marshal testified that if an accelerant was used to start the fire, it had either burned completely or had been washed away by water used to extinguish the blaze, either way, there has been no traces of accelerant taken from the scene.

Nearly four hours after officials responded to the fire, a Chevrolet Camero driven by Weisheit was stopped in Covington, Ky.

Law enforcement was able to track the vehicle because it was equipped with OnStar, and the company was able to give authorities Weisheit’s estimated location. Before Weisheit was apprehend, a vehicle pursuit exceeded speeds of 100 mph.

Shutte said he expects the prosecution to finish its presentation Thursday, at which time court-appointed attorneys Mike McDaniel, of New Albany, and Steve Owens, of Vanderburgh County, will present the defense.

The trial was scheduled to continue this morning for an abbreviated trial day expected to conclude at noon and continue Thursday morning.

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