William Murray Stover, who attempted suicide after killing three members of his family, will pay Ada County for his medical bills out of his pension fund, according to a settlement in the case.

"It's unique, and hopefully will stay that way," Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Carl Olsson said Friday.After the November shotgun slayings of his wife and two teen-aged daughters, 51-year-old Stover slit his neck and wrists, but failed to kill himself.

Olsson said the county will use Stover's pension funds to pay more than half of the $21,375 in medical and transportation bills he racked up in Idaho and Utah while recovering from his wounds. Some $12,000 will go to Ada County.