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An Indianapolis, Indiana man has been charged with two counts of murder after he allegedly smothered his mistress to death before setting ablaze his infant daughter using lighter fluid.

According to prosecutors, Joshua Carlisle, 22, became hell bent on murdering his mistress Tracie Shannon, 25, after learning that he fathered a child with her and would have to pay $200 a month in child support payments.

According to investigators, Carlisle went to the woman’s apartment, smothered her to death and then set her on fire, while their daughter lay in another room.

He then reportedly walked to his crying baby’s crib, poured lighter fluid on the child and then set her on fire while she was still alive.

Carlisle and Shannon reportedly had a sexual relationship despite the fact that he was married.

The coroner’s office determined Tracie Shannon died from smothering or obstruction of the flow of oxygen and being set on fire.

The infant died of smoke inhalation from being set on fire.

Carlisle tried to cover up the crime to his wife by lying about being in the National Guard around September 19 when the fires were set.

Carlisle pleaded not guilty to both counts during an initial court appearance on Wednesday.

Prosecutors may pursue the death penalty in the case.