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Jeremy Wand sentenced to life in prison in fatal fire

Wand will be eligible for parole in 35 years

DARLINGTON, Wis. - A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to life in prison in a fatal fire that killed his three nephews and his brother's unborn child.

A judge sentenced Jeremy Wand on Thursday after earlier refusing Wand's request to withdraw his guilty pleas in the case. Wand will be eligible for parole in 35 years.

Wand pleaded guilty in June to three counts of being a party to first-degree intentional homicide and other charges. He later said he felt pressured to enter the pleas.

Prosecutors say Wand and his brother, Armin Wand III, set the fire last year at Armin Wand's home in a scheme to collect on insurance policies. Armin Wand is serving three consecutive life terms without parole.

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