Jury recommends death penalty for S. Indiana man
A jury has recommended the death sentence for a southwestern Indiana man convicted earlier this week of killing his fiancee's two children by setting their house on fire.
The Evansville Courier & Press reports the jury on Friday recommended the death sentence for 37-year-old Jeffrey Weisheit. He was found guilty Tuesday of murder and arson for the April 10, 2010, deaths of 5-year-old Caleb Lynch and 8-year-old Alyssa Lynch at the Vanderburgh County home Weisheit shared with the children's mother, Lisa Lynch.
Prosecutors cited the number of victims and their ages as aggravating factors warranting the death sentence. Two doctors testified that Weisheit suffers from bipolar disorder.
The trial was moved from Evansville to Jeffersonville, about 100 miles to the west, because of media coverage.
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