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.



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