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Detrie requests restitution from Burch in court

Posted: 12:53 AM, Jan 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-08 15:52:37Z
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BROWN COUNTY, Wis. — George Burch appeared in court Monday by phone and the topic is money.

Burch was convicted of killing Nicole VanderHeyden and dumping her body in a Bellevue farm field in 2016.

Burch was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole in 2018.

Nicole VanderHeyden's boyfriend, Douglas Detrie, appeared in court Monday requesting nearly $350,000 in restitution from Burch.

According to court records, Burch was ordered to pay more than $14,000 in restitution to the VanderHeyden family.

Burch's lawyer argued he would not be able to pay because he receives about $8 a month in prison.

Detrie is looking for restitution to cover funeral expenses, lost wages, counseling, child care, mileage, attorney fees and loss of property.

The court commissioner has 30 days to decide on what, if any, restitution Detrie is owed by Burch.

He said he will review the documents provided at Monday's hearing and complete a written decision.

Burch's lawyer is also planning to appeal the murder conviction and was granted an extension to file it.

Instead of a January deadline, Burch's lawyer now has a March deadline.