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Death sentence remains for Indiana man convicted for murdering two kids

Posted at 6:33 PM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 18:33:16-04

EVANSVILLE — The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it would not hear the case of an Indiana death row inmate and turned down his appeal.

Jeffrey Weisheit is on death row for the murders of his girlfriend's two children in Evansville. In 2010, Weisheit bound and gagged 5-year-old, Caleb Lynch, and 8-year-old, Alyssa Lynch, inside of his home. He then proceeded to set his house on fire.

Weisheit was convicted of the murders and sent to death row in 2013. He was appealing an Indiana Supreme Court ruling from last year that upheld his death sentence.

If Weisheit is executed, he would be the first Indiana inmate put to death since 2009.