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Justices set man's execution date

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The Indiana Supreme Court has ordered the man convicted of killing his wife, her ex-husband, and her son be put to death in April.

Prosecutors argued Wayne D. Kubsch of St. Joseph County committed the murders in 1998 to collect on his wife’s life insurance policy. Kubsch was originally convicted in 2000, but the convictions were reversed on appeal. He was convicted again in 2005 and sentenced to death. The Indiana Supreme Court upheld the convictions and sentence on direct appeal in 2007. In October 2010, the justices declined to grant Kubsch’s request for a new trial after he was denied post-conviction relief.

 In a docket entry from Monday, the justices ordered his execution be set for April 6, 2011. The unanimous order noted that he received the review to which he is entitled in the state courts, but the order could be stayed by a federal court.

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