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Jury to be brought in for Wand trial
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MONROE - Citing the unlikelihood of finding an impartial jury in Lafayette County, a judge ordered this week that a jury will be brought in from outside the Dane and Lafayette county media markets and sequestered as it hears the case against Armin Wand III, the Argyle father accused of setting his house on fire to kill his pregnant wife and four young children.Green County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Vale issued the order Wednesday, Dec. 12 in response to a Nov. 13 request for a change of venue to outside the Madison media market by Wand's attorney Guy Taylor, who cited intense media coverage of the case. Vale was assigned to the case after Lafayette County Circuit Court Judge William Johnston approved a request for a substitution of judges, also in November. Wand, 33, is charged with eight felonies in connection with the Sept. 7 fire that killed his three sons, ages 7, 5 and 3.