A judge Thursday ordered convicted killer Darren Wold to pay the victim's family nearly $74,000 in restitution payments for the care of his child.
Wold appeared in Waukesha County Circuit Court wearing an orange prison suit on Thursday afternoon for the purpose of determining his present and future earning potential as well as his finanical resources available to make restitution payments.
The hearing was over in a matter of minutes as Wold and his defense team provided no evidence that Wold would be unable to make the payments imposed on him by the court in April.
Wold said only, "I have nothing to say," when asked by the judge for a statement.
Wold, who earned a life sentence for the 2009 murder of Oconomowoc's Kimberly Smith, was embroiled in a bitter custody dispute with Smith over their son when he allegedly hired a hitman from California through a friend to kill Smith.
He will now pay restitution to Laurie and Robert Zanotti until his son turns 18. Laurie Zanotti is Smith's sister, who now cares for Smith and Wold's son, now six years old.