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Judges deny bail for man charged with killing 2 children

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The Evansville man accused of setting fire to a home he shared with his girlfriend and her two children – which killed the children – and then fleeing will remain in jail awaiting his August trial, the Indiana Court of Appeals held.

Jeffrey A. Weisheit faces two charges of murder for the deaths of 8-year-old Alyssa and 5-year-old Caleb. The children’s mother, Lisa Lynch, was working the night shift when their home caught fire in April 2010. When authorities arrived, Weisheit’s car was gone and the children’s whereabouts weren’t known. Firefighters later discovered their bodies inside the home.

Weisheit was located in Kentucky. He tried to flee from police when they attempted to apprehend him.

More than a year after he was charged, Weisheit sought to be released on bail because he claimed the state didn’t have evident proof that he set the fire to the home. The trial court denied his request.

The appellate court noted that Weisheit has already fled once from authorities and intended to go to Brazil before he was apprehended. In addition, there is evidence establishing that Weisheit allegedly murdered the children. One of the children was found bound and gagged, surrounded by flares. The duct tape on the boy matched that found in Weisheit’s car.

Even though many questions remain in this case, Weisheit failed to meet his burden of proof that he should be released on bail, the judges ruled in Jeffrey A. Weisheit v. State of Indiana, 10A01-1202-CR-58.

 

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  2. Um the affidavit from the lawyer is admissible, competent evidence of reasonableness itself. And anybody who had done law work in small claims court would not have blinked at that modest fee. Where do judges come up with this stuff? Somebody is showing a lack of experience and it wasn't the lawyers

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  4. Females now rule over every appellate court in Indiana, and from the federal southern district, as well as at the head of many judicial agencies. Give me a break, ladies! Can we men organize guy-only clubs to tell our sob stories about being too sexy for our shirts and not being picked for appellate court openings? Nope, that would be sexist! Ah modernity, such a ball of confusion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmRsWdK0PRI

  5. LOL thanks Jennifer, thanks to me for reading, but not reading closely enough! I thought about it after posting and realized such is just what was reported. My bad. NOW ... how about reporting who the attorneys were raking in the Purdue alum dollars?

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