A Glendale Heights father will plead innocent next week to charges he murdered his two sons after dousing them in gasoline and setting a fire.
Patel was indicted Thursday on additional counts of first-degree murder for the recent death of his second son. The father will be arraigned Monday.
Patel admits his actions led to his sons' deaths, but he insisted in a March 7 Daily Herald jail interview that he only meant to harm himself in what he characterized as a suicide attempt.
"It wasn't murder," Patel said then. "No one understands. I love my kids. I was not trying to kill them, only me."