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Jury hears from more witnesses in Weisheit murder trial

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Jeffrey Weisheit is accused of killing his girlfriend's kids by setting their house on fire with them inside. Jeffrey Weisheit is accused of killing his girlfriend's kids by setting their house on fire with them inside.
5-year-old Caleb Lynch and 8-year-old Alyssa Lynch were killed during a house fire that Jeffrey Weisheit is accused of starting. 5-year-old Caleb Lynch and 8-year-old Alyssa Lynch were killed during a house fire that Jeffrey Weisheit is accused of starting.
These pictures are being used as evidence during the trial. The picture on the left is the aftermath of the fire, the picture on the right is during the fire. These pictures are being used as evidence during the trial. The picture on the left is the aftermath of the fire, the picture on the right is during the fire.
Roll duct tape found in the passenger's seat of Weisheit's car matched the tape used to bind Caleb's hands behind his back. Roll duct tape found in the passenger's seat of Weisheit's car matched the tape used to bind Caleb's hands behind his back.

Tuesday was the second day of testimony in the murder trial of Jeffrey Weisheit. 

Jurors heard from Kentucky State Police troopers that were involved in the high speed chase, when they say Weisheit fled the county. 

Jurors also heard testimony from the Indiana State Crime Lab and representatives from OnStar, which helped police locate Weisheit's yellow Camaro. 

Police say Weisheit was angry when his tires were blown out and threw a knife at law enforcement. Authorities tased Weisheit and his attorney Mike McDaniel says he fell and suffered brain damage during the ordeal. 

McDaniel has also said that Weisheit was going through a depressive episode when he decided to duct tape Caleb. He says Weisheit restrained the child to get a head start on skipping town.

The prosecutor's office says that the crime lab scientist testified that the duct tape found in the passenger's seat of Weisheit's car matched the duct tape used to bind Caleb's hands behind his back.

McDaniel says using duct tape isn't all that uncommon despite how disturbing it may be. 

"Duct tape discipline, people do this all the time. People get charged for it, for abusing their children, but they still do this. It's hard to fathom that some people think well this is okay. The depressive episode, I think, will become more apparent as we go on with the case," McDaniel says. 

The state says they could hand the case to the defense by the end of the week.

If convicted, Weisheit is facing the death penalty. The trial continues with testimony from more of the state's 30 total witnesses Wednesday morning.

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