News and Tribune

June 18, 2013

Man found guilty of murdering children in his home

Jury finds that Jeffrey Weisheit burned down his house with kids inside

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JEFFERSONVILLE — Jeffrey Alan Weisheit, 37, was found guilty Tuesday afternoon on two counts of murder in the death of his ex-girlfriend's children at his home.

He was charged in Vanderburgh County with two counts of 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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