Father of twin boys killed in a fire sentenced for a second time

A judge on Monday has sentenced 38-year-old Brandon Abbott to 46 years in prison and six years on probation.

Posted: Sep 14, 2021 12:18 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLF) — The father of twin boys killed in a fire has been sentenced for a second time in connection to the case. A judge on Monday has sentenced 38-year-old Brandon Abbott to 46 years in prison and six years on probation.

Abbott's three-year-old twins, Landon and Liam, died in the fire in April 2014. It happened at Abbott's home on Brandy Kay Court in Tippecanoe County. Investigators found an exploded propane tank at the scene, along with numerous items of drug-related contraband.

As News 18 previously reported, in 2015 Abbott pleaded guilty to two felony charges of neglect of a dependent resulting in death.
He was sentenced to 70 years.

In 2019 a judge threw out that conviction and sentence and he was re-tried in June of this year.

A jury convicted him of 13 counts: 

  • Count 1: Neglect of a Dependent Resulting in Death, FA
  • Count 2: Neglect of a Dependent Resulting in Death, FA
  • Count 3: Dealing Schedule I, II, III Controlled Substance, FB
  • Count 4: Possession Schedule I, II, III, or IV Controlled Substance, FD
  • Count 5: Possession of Narcotic Drug while Possessing Firearm, FC
  • Count 6: Possession Schedule I, II, III, or IV Controlled Substance, FD
  • Count 7: Possession Schedule I, II, III, or IV Controlled Substance, FD
  • Count 8: Possession Schedule I, II, III, or IV Controlled Substance, FD
  • Count 9: Dealing in Marijuana, FD
  • Count 10: Possession of Marijuana, FD
  • Count 11: Possession of Paraphernalia, MA
  • Count 12: Maintaining a Common Nuisance, FD
  • Count 13: Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, MA

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