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Judge: Heinrich Does Not Owe Restitution to Victims

Danny James Heinrich Photo: KSTP/File
Danny James Heinrich

February 14, 2017 04:14 PM

Jacob Wetterling's killer will not have to pay restitution to the victims, according to a U.S. District Court filing Tuesday in Minneapolis.

Danny James Heinrich was sentenced on Nov. 21, 2016, after he confessed to killing Wetterling in court in September.  

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RELATED: Danny Heinrich Said He 'Panicked,' Shot Jacob Wetterling Twice in Head

The government had 90 days following the sentencing to determine if Heinrich owed restitution. The court was notified by the federal government Monday no restitution would be owed. 

U.S. District Court Chief Judge John R. Tunheim signed the order Tuesday in Minneapolis. The order can be read here

RELATED: Man Who Killed Jacob Wetterling Sent to Prison Near Boston

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