Convicted murderer Jeffrey Weisheit is sentenced to death by a Clark County, Indiana judge.
Weisheit was found guilty last month of setting fire to his girlfriend's home, killing her two young children inside back in April 2010. In addition to the two murder convictions, Weisheit was also convicted of Arson.
Weisheit was wheeled into court Thursday morning for his sentencing hearing in a wheelchair. Donning a yellow jumpsuit, handcuffed to the chair.
At the hearing both sides were allowed to speak.
The prosecutor reminded the judge that he must abide by the jurors' decision on the death penalty. The same jurors who found Weisheit guilty unanimously recommended that he be executed. The judge is bound by the jury's recommendation if it is unanimous.
The family will also able to make a statement to the judge and express their feelings on the case.
Lisa Lynch, mother of Caleb and Alyssa, read a long letter. Incredible emotions as she told the court about her children.
Weisheit joins 12 other Indiana prison inmates currently on death row. He is scheduled to receive lethal injection on June 19, 2014 in Michigan City.
Of the 94 inmates sentenced to death in Indiana since 1977, 20 have been executed. Sixteen of those executions came after the defendants exhausted all appeals.
We will have much more on this story tonight on 14 News.
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