No Decision Made on if George Burch Will Pay Restitution to Doug Detrie

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No decision was made in Brown county court on whether a convicted killer should pay restitution to the victim’s boyfriend.

Last March 40-year-old George Burch was found guilty of murdering 31-year-old  Nicole VanderHeyden.

Burch has been sentenced to life in prison.

VanderHeyden’s boyfriend, Douglass Detrie, who had initially been arrested in her death, is asking for $350,000 in restitution for the murder.

detrie is asking for $8,500 dollars for VanderHeyden’s funeral expenses, $40,000 for childcare, $8,000 for counseling he had to receive after VanderHeyden’s death and over $100,000 in legal expenses. 

Detrie and VanderHeyden shared a son, but Burch’s attorney argued Detrie doesn’t deserve money because he’s not the victim in this case.

The court commissioner made no decision Monday.

He has 30 days to do so.

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