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Kuester enters plea in triple homicide

Kuester is accused of killing three members of a family in Lafayette Co.

MADISON, Wis. - A plea of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect was entered Monday in the case of Jaren Kuester.

Kuester is accused of killing Gary Thoreson, his wife, Chloe Thoreson, and brother, Dean Thoreson, in April at the couple's farmhouse in the small town of Wiota.

Kuester's attorney, Guy Taylor, entered the plea on behalf of Kuester, who told the judge he understood the plea.

The mental health evaluation from Mendota Mental Health has been sealed.
The trial has been set for mid-October.

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