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Teen accused of killing grandparents pleads not guilty

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Alexander Krause

OUTAGAMIE COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) — The teen accused of killing his grandparents in April entered a plea of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect Friday.

Alexander Kraus, 17, has been charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in connection with the murder of Dennis and Letha Kraus in Grand Chute.

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Officials say if Kraus is considered mentally responsible for his actions, he will face mandatory life prison terms if found guilty. If a jury determines Kraus is not mentally responsible, he would receive psychiatric treatment.

Court records show a psychiatric exam was ordered Friday and a hearing in September will review those results.

Kraus will appear in court again on August 6.

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