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Indiana Jury Convicts Man in Deadly House Explosion Insurance Scam

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    FILE - In this July 10, 2013 file photo, Bob Leonard walks to a pretrial hearing in Indianapolis. On Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, jurors convicted Leonard of murder, arson and insurance fraud for his role in a 2012 house explosion that killed two neighbors and devastated a subdivision in the southern part of the city. He was convicted on all of the more than 50 counts he was facing. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

    A second man has been convicted in a scheme to blow up an Indianapolis house as part of an insurance scam — a plot that left a neighboring couple dead.

    Bob Leonard, 57, was convicted of all 51 counts, including 2 counts of murder, by a grand jury Wednesday, NBC affiliate WTHR reported.

    The blast, fueled by natural gas and gasoline, left neighbors John "Dion" Longworth and Jennifer Longworth dead and 80 homes destroyed or damaged, prosecutors have said. The explosion caused an estimated $4 million in damage.

    His half-brother and the accused ringleader of the scheme, Mark Leonard, was convicted in July and is serving a life sentence, according to prison records.