Coonrod retrial to take place in Circleville

Wesley Coonrod (Source: Highland County Jail)
Wesley Coonrod (Source: Highland County Jail)

HILLSBORO, OH (FOX19) - The retrial for a Highland County father accused of setting a fire that killed his two young sons will be moved to another county.

The retrial for Wesley Coonrod will be moved to the Pickaway County Common Pleas Court in Circleville, Ohio.

During the first trial for Coonrod, he was convicted of child endangerment charges during his first trial in October, but the jury deadlocked on all other charges, which included murder, aggravated murder and arson.

Coonrod is facing two charges of murder and one charge of aggravated arson in his retrial. While his first trial had death penalty implications, prosecutors are not seeking the death penalty in this trial.

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