MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The man who admitted last year that he abducted and killed Jacob Wetterling in 1989 will not have to pay restitution to his victims.
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Danny Heinrich won’t pay restitution, after the government told the court that no restitution was owed.READ MORE: 'Potentially A Trend Of Things Getting Worse': Omicron Variant Detected In The U.S.
Heinrich is serving 20 years in federal prison for child pornography.READ MORE: MACV Working To Get Homeless Vets Back Into Homes Of Their Own
As part of a plea deal on that count, he confessed to kidnapping, molesting and killing 11-year-old Jacob, though he was not charged in the boy’s murder. He led authorities to Jacob’s remains in central Minnesota last fall, ending a mystery that haunted the state for nearly three decades.
Jacob’s abduction gained national attention and led to changes in sex offender registry laws.MORE NEWS: Man Shot By Law Enforcement In Forest Lake Dies; BCA IDs Officers, Deputy Who Opened Fire
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