Koepp found guilty of three murder charges
Koepp murder trial
JANESVILLE Jurors found James Koepp guilty of three charges of first-degree intentional homicide Tuesday night after deliberating for about 90 minutes.
Koepp, 51, was convicted in the January 2007 stabbings and strangulations of Danyetta Lentz and her teenage children, Nicole and Scott.
Koepp faces three life sentences at his April 27 sentencing.
Russell Lucht, Danyetta's father, cried after the verdict was read.
"It's been a long three years," he said afterward. "It's been long. It's been hard."
Rock County District Attorney David O'Leary said he believed the evidence against Koepp was overwhelming.
"I'm just grateful that the jury agreed with us," he said. "I'm relieved. I'm grateful for the family."
Jurors deliberated from about 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Jurors declined to comment afterward.
Defense attorneys also didn't speak to the media.