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STATE NEWS ROUNDUP: Judge to decide if Kuester is mentally competent to stand trial

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A judge could decide today whether Jaren Kuester is mentally competent to stand trial for the killings of three elderly relatives in southwest Wisconsin. In July, a plea deal was reached that would have found the 31-year-old Waukesha man innocent-by-insanity in the deaths of Gary, Dean, and Chloe Thoreson at their family's farm-house in Lafayette County in April. The plea deal would have sent Kuester to a mental institution for life.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte has been with the Herald since 2006. He covers County government and anything else that happens in Pierce County on a daily basis.
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