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SCOTUS Refuses To Hear Weisheit Case

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The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an Evansville man’s appeal, keeping him on death row. 

 

The nation’s high court released the decision against Jeffrey Weisheit, who was convicted of killing two children in 2010.

Weisheit was sentenced to die for the deaths of five-year-old Caleb Lynch and eight-year-old Alyssa Lynch.

Investigators said Weisheit bound and gagged the two kids before setting fire to his home in northern Vanderburgh County.

Police later arrested Weisheit in Kentucky following a high-speed chase.

It’s at least the third rejection for Weisheit since 2015, when a court unanimously upheld his convictions and sentence in a direct appeal. 

The Indiana Supreme Court later agreed that Weisheit's convictions and sentence should stand.

The new ruling from the U.S. high court keeps Weisheit on death row.

Weisheit argued during the penalty phase of his trial that his lawyers failed to obtain and introduce records from the Indiana Boys School that might have helped persuade the jury against the death penalty.

He also argued that his lawyers failed to call expert witnesses and introduce certain evidence.