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UPDATE: Hearing in Argyle house fire case

LAFAYETTE COUNTY (WKOW) -- A state attorney was back in court Tuesday in the case of the Argyle father accused of setting his house on fire and killing his three sons and his unborn child with the help of his brother.

Assistant Attorney General Richard Dufour requested the school records of the 18-year-old brother, Jeremy Wand. Jeremy was a student at Argyle High School.

Jeremy and Armin Wand III are in jail and charged with murder after the house fire on the 400 block of Oak Street on Fri., Sept. 7.

On Tuesday, the Argyle school principal and an attorney representing the school district were in Lafayette County Court to explain, while they can release Jeremy's attendance and progress records to the State Fire Marshall, they said state law prohibits them from releasing information on his behavior because he's not a minor.

The prosecuting attorney disagreed but acknowledged the legislation is confusing.

"They are not the most clear or most logical series of statues the court has to look at," Dufour said.

Lafayette County Circuit Court Judge William Johnston ordered the records to be released to the state.

Meanwhile, attorneys defending Armin and Jeremy settled an issue out of court.

Armin was renting the home that attorneys want to make sure is preserved as evidence.

A judge says the homeowner agreed to give them access to the house and to wait at least 30 days if he is going to demolish it.

A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for Nov. 13.

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MADISON (WKOW) -- An Argyle man accused of intentionally setting fire to his home and killing his three young sons will appear in court next month.

Thirty-two-year-old Armin Wand and his 18-year-old brother, Jeremy Wand, both face charges of homicide, attempted homicide and arson.

Jeremy Wand has a motion hearing scheduled for Tuesday morning in Lafayette County Court.

Armin Wand's next court appearance -- a preliminary hearing --  is set for November 13. His brother will have his preliminary hearing on the same day.

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MADISON (WKOW) -- An Argyle man accused of intentionally setting fire to his home and killing his three young sons will appear in court on Tuesday.

Thirty-two-year-old Armin Wand and his 18-year-old brother, Jeremy Wand, have a motion hearing Tuesday morning. Both face charges of homicide, attempted homicide and arson.

According to the criminal complaint, Armin Wand told investigators they started the fire to kill his family in order to collect on life insurance policies.

Armin's wife Sharon remains at UW Hospital for injuries from the fire.

Their daughter, 2-year-old Jessica, made it out of the fire okay.

Their three boys were killed in the fire.

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