Vigil held for three young boys killed in house fire

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

ARGYLE, Wis. (WEAU) -- A community came together to hold a vigil for three young brothers killed in a house fire.

The vigil was held at a park in Argyle, which is in Lafayette County, in remembrance of 7-year-old Allen, 5-year-old Jeffery and 3-year-old Joseph Wand.

The boys died in a fire at their home september 7th.
Their mother, Sharon Wand, was critically burned and lost her unborn child.

The boy’s father, ArminWwand and his brother Jeremy are charged with setting the house on fire to collect on renter's and life insurance policies.

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ARGYLE, Wis. (AP) -- Search warrant documents allege that a southwestern Wisconsin man accused of killing his three sons in a house fire last week hoped to collect $156,000 in insurance.

WKOW-TV obtained the affidavits Thursday. The documents allege that Armin Wand III told investigators he tried to kill his family in the fire to collect up to $100,000 on his wife and $10,000 on each of his four children's life insurance policies, in addition to $16,000 on renter's insurance.

Wand and his 18-year-old brother, Jeremy Wand, face charges of first-degree intentional homicide and arson.

Armin Wand's three sons died in the blaze. His wife, Sharon Wand, lost her unborn baby and is still in critical condition at University of Wisconsin Hospital. Her family says the couple's 2-year-old daughter is healthy and safe.

AP-WF-09-14-12 0132GMT


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