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Man accused in triple homicide to be arraigned

DARLINGTON, Wis. (AP) - The man accused of killing three members of a family in Lafayette County is scheduled for arraignment.

Jaren Kuester is expected in court Monday on five felony charges, including first-degree intentional homicide. He's 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 (weye-OH'-tah).

Kuester's attorney, Guy Taylor, earlier said the 31-year-old defendant is competent for trial, but unable to distinguish reality from delusions about what happened the day the Thoresons were slain.

Prosecutors say Kuester drove from Waukesha to Green County April 26, abandoned his SUV, stripped off his clothes and ran through the woods. He emerged from the woods in Lafayette County where he broke into the Thoresons' home.

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