Death penalty to be sought for dad who killed 2 sons

July 9, 2008 3:53:45 PM PDT
A father accused of setting his two sons on fire could face the death penalty if convicted.Authorities say Kaushik Patel of Glendale Heights poured gasoline on his 4- and 7-year-old boys last November and then ignited it. Both boys survived for several weeks before dying.

Prosecutors said Wednesday they will seek the death penalty in this case.

In a jailhouse interview in March, Patel told the Daily Herald he meant to kill himself, not the boys.

The trial isn't expected to begin for at least another year.