Triple-homicide suspect's parents say they warned authorities

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Associated Press
Sunday, May 5, 2013

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The parents of a man suspected of killing three retired farmers in southwestern Wisconsin say they warned authorities just before the killings that their son was delusional and potentially dangerous.

Thirty-one-year-old Jaren Kuester of Waukesha is jailed in Lafayette County on three tentative charges of first-degree intentional homicide. His parents, Kathleen and Jim Kuester, told the Wisconsin State Journal the killings never would have happened if Waukesha County mental health professionals had hospitalized Kuester as they requested.

Peter Schuler, the head of the Waukesha County mental health system, stands by its assessment that Kuester didn’t meet the criteria defined by state law that would have allowed the county to hold him.
Gary Thoreson, his wife, Chloe, and brother, Dean, were found dead in South Wayne last Sunday.

——— Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj

Last updated: 9:19 am Tuesday, July 9, 2013

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