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Kuester sentenced to life in mental institution
Bryan Thoreson, center, and sister Krista Kriel, right, both children of Gary and Chloe Thoreson, watch as Judge William Foust finds Jaren Kuester not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect during a sentencing hearing in Lafayette County Circuit Court Friday, Jan. 31. (Times photo: Anthony Wahl)
Jaren M. Kuester, convicted of brutally killing three Wiota farmers in April, was sentenced Friday, Jan. 31 to life in the Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison.