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Brothers plead not guilty in fatal Argyle fire

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ARGYLE, Wis. — Two brothers accused of trying to wipe out their family in a fire pleaded not guilty Wednesday, December 5th to multiple homicide charges. 

Search warrant documents allege that Armin Wand III hoped to collect $156,000 in insurance.

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. The couple’s two-year-old daughter was saved from the fire.

A judge set bail Wednesday, September 12th for Armin Wand at $1.4 million — $200,000 per count.

Investigators say Jeremy Wand, helped set the fire. A judge set a $1.2 million bail for Jeremy Wand Wednesday — $200,000 per count.