Attorney Says Indy House Blast Suspect Sought Plea Deal

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) _ A defense attorney for a suspect in an Indianapolis house explosion say they've tried to negotiate a plea agreement for him.
 
Attorney Dave Shircliff told a judge in South Bend Wednesday that Mark Leonard's defense has made a “good faith'' effort to reach a deal. 
 
However, WISH-TV reports Marion County Deputy Prosecutor Denise Robinson says there are no negotiations and she's prepared to go to trial June 4
 
Leonard faces murder, arson and conspiracy charges in connection with the November 2012 explosion at former girlfriend Monserrate Shirley's house that killed a couple living next door and damaged or destroyed dozens of homes. 
 
His case has been moved to South Bend because of pretrial publicity.
 
Shirley's attorney has struck a plea agreement that calls for her to testify against Leonard.