Man convicted of burning sons to death wants to change plea

Darlington — A Wisconsin man convicted of killing his three young sons by setting fire to their house in 2012 wants to withdraw his guilty plea. 

A post-conviction motion filed in Lafayette County Circuit Court claims Armin Wand was tricked into confessing to crimes he didn't commit. If a judge decides to grant the motion, Wand would have the chance to change his plea and request a new trial. If the motion is denied, defense attorney Patricia Fitzgerald tells the State Journal she will ask the state Court of Appeals to overturn it. 

Wand was convicted of setting the fire that killed his sons, ages 3, 5 and 7. Wand's pregnant wife, Sharon, suffered critical burns and lost the child she was carrying. The couple's 2-year-old daughter survived the fire.