DARLINGTON — Jeremy Wand was sentenced to three concurrent life sentences on first-degree intentional homicide charges in Lafayette County Circuit Court.
Unlike his brother, Armin, who was sentenced to life without parole April 17, Jeremy Wand will be eligible for parole Sept. 8, 2047 — 35 years after his arrest in connection with the Sept. 7 fatal house fire in Argyle.
Jeremy Wand was sentenced at the end of a 2 1/2-hour-long sentencing hearing that included a half-hour-long statement from Jeremy Wand's brother-in-law, Sharon, and two hours of testimony from state Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation special agents about what happened the night of the fire.
The fire killed Armin and Sharon Wand's three sons — Allen, 7, Jeffery, 5, and Joseph, 3 — as well as the Wands' unborn daughter, and injured Sharon and their daughter, Jessica, now 3.
Jeremy Wand's attorney, Frank Medina, asked that he be eligible for parole in "20 to 25 years." State Assistant Attorney General Roy Korte argued that Wand should not get parole.
Jeremy Wand did not speak at his sentencing hearing.
Earlier Thursday, Jeremy Wand's motion to withdraw his guilty plea was denied.
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