A man from Waukesha convicted of killing
three retired farmers from Lafayette County
last April has been sentenced to life in an
Thirty-one-year-old (31) Jaren Kuester
has been sentenced on three counts of
first-degree intentional homicide in the
deaths of Gary and Chloe Thoreson, and
Gary’s brother, Dean Thoreson. They were
killed last April 27th, in Gary and Chloe’s
home in rural Lafayette County near Wiota.
Kuester pled guilty to the charges last December.
At Friday’s sentencing hearing, Gary and
Chloe Thoreson’s son Bryan told the
court that telling his children about the
death of their grandparents is one of
the hardest things he’s ever had to do…
and is something children should not
have to experience.
Thoreson says the murders continue to
haunt his family.
Dane County Judge William Foust sentenced
Kuester to three life sentences in an
institution, with no chance of release.
The prosecution had asked that Kuester not
be given the opportunity to be released.
Defense attorney Guy Taylor submitted
two medical reports on Kuester, and made
no statement on sentencing.