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Jeremy Wand's guilty pleas stand
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DARLINGTON - A Green County judge Friday denied a former Argyle man's post-conviction request to withdraw his guilty pleas to homicides in connection with a 2012 house fire that killed the man's three young nephews. Judge Thomas Vale said the court "went to great lengths" to make sure Jeremy Wand, now 21, understood the consequences of his guilty pleas before he was sentenced in August 2013 in Lafayette County Circuit Court. Wand's motion to withdraw his pleas included new expert evaluation of the fire and of his interviews with special agents in the days after the fire, but Vale said Friday these expert reports don't bring forth new evidence, only offer second opinions.