Brothers plead not guilty in fatal Argyle fire
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.