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Argyle man gets plea deal for helping set fatal home fire

DARLINGTON, WI (WTAQ) - An Argyle man will be sentenced July 19th, after he struck a plea deal to charges that he helped his brother burn down his house and kill most of his family.

18-year-old Jeremy Wand pleaded guilty in Lafayette County Wednesday to three homicide charges, plus counts of attempted homicide, arson, and the murder of an unborn child.

Another count of attempted homicide was dropped in the plea deal, which calls off a trial scheduled for mid-July with jurors from Portage County.

Jeremy Wand was accused of burning down the home of his older brother Armin last September, so Armin could collect the insurance money and get a fresh start.

Authorities said Armin offered his brother $300 to help set the blaze, which killed Armin’s three children and an unborn daughter.

His wife, who has since filed for divorce, has recovered from serious burns. Their 2-year-old daughter escaped the blaze unharmed.

Armin Wand was sentenced earlier this year to three life prison terms plus 105 years.