JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) - A judge is expected to sentence a southwestern Indiana man to death for his conviction in a house fire that killed his fiancee's two children.
Thirty-seven-year-old Jeffrey Weisheit is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday on charges of murder and arson in a Jeffersonville courtroom. The case was moved to Clark County because of extensive media coverage in the Evansville area, where the crime occurred.
The same jurors who found Weisheit guilty last month unanimously recommended that he be executed. The judge is bound by the jury's recommendation if it is unanimous.
Weisheit was convicted in the April 10, 2010, deaths of 5-year-old Caleb Lynch and 8-year-old Alyssa Lynch at the family's home near Evansville.
The Indiana Department of Correction says 12 prison inmates in Indiana currently face the death penalty.
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