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Armin Wand sentenced to life with no parole
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DARLINGTON — Armin G. Wand III will serve the rest of his life in prison for the deaths of his three sons.

Wand, 33, was sentenced to life without parole on three counts of first-degree intentional homicide in Lafayette County Circuit Court Wednesday afternoon.

Green County Circuit Judge Thomas Vale ordered that the sentences be served consecutively.

Wand was also sentenced to 60 years in prison for attempted first-degree intentional homicide, 40 years in prison for arson, and 40 years in prison on felony murder.

The charges are in connection with the Sept. 7 Argyle house fire that killed Armin and Sharon Wand's three sons, Allen, 7, Jeffrey, 5, and Joseph, 3, and the Wands' unborn daughter, and the injuries to Wand's wife, Sharon, and their daughter, Jessica, 2.

Wand pleaded guilty to the charges in February. The plea agreement stipulates that the arson sentence be served concurrently, and that Armin Wand be available to testify in the scheduled trial of his brother, Jeremy, 18, on first-degree intentional homicide charges in July.

Sharon Wand was in the courtroom in a wheelchair, with her victim/witness statement read by an official from the state Department of Justice Office of Victim Services.

Armin Wand declined the opportunity to make a statement before he was sentenced.

For more on this story, read next week's Darlington Republican Journal.