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Final witness to testify on Friday in Weisheit trial

The prosecution will call their last witness to the stand on Friday to close the penalty phase of State v. Jeffrey Weisheit.

Weisheit was found guilty on killing his girlfriend's two children in a house fire that took place in 2010.

A mixture of the Weisheit's childhood friends and psychology professionals testified for the Defense.

Dr. David Price of South Carolina and Dr. Heather Henderson-Galligan of Clark County reported that upon clinical testing, Weisheit has depression, and a bi-polar condition or physical damage to his brain.

The prosecution called Dr. Hal Corwin, who examined a series of medical reports including the reports of Dr. Price and other doctors. His testimony was contrary to the Defense's experts.

A final prosecution expert witness is expected to take the stand on Friday morning.

Judge Dan Moore of Clark Circuit Court No. 1 has allowed approximately 40 minutes for final arguments.

The jury has been instructed to consider all of the Phase I and Phase II evidence and return a sentence.

Weisheit has already been convicted of double murder and arson, and can face time in prison, life without parole, or the death penalty.

If the jury is unable to unanimously return a sentence recommendation, Judge Moore will sentence Weisheit.

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