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Man charged with killing three Kenosha family members plans to plead no contest

Posted at 9:18 PM, Sep 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-11 22:18:46-04

Court records show that Timothy Vandervere plans to plead no contest for the death of three Kenosha family members.

Vandervere was driving drunk when he slammed into the back of an SUV at nearly 100 miles per hour in April, killing Vincent, Mary and Mike Rizzo, according to a criminal complaint.

An attorney for Vandervere says avoiding a trial is best for both sides.

"Any time you're facing essentially a life sentence in prison it's difficult. I think we're to the point where we're getting a resolution very soon not only for his family, but the victim's family."

Vandervere is charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle along with several other charges.

A judge will still need to agree to the plea deal. That will take place next week.