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The trial for a Tomah man whose murder convictions were vacated earlier this year begins Wednesday.  30-year old John Tetting, Junior will stand trial for the double homicides that occurred in March 2011 in northern Juneau County.  Tetting had pled ‘no contest’ in April 2008 to two counts of being a party to 2nd Degree Reckless Homicide in the deaths of 23-year old Tabatha Nealy of Wisconsin Rapids and 31-year old Joshua Alderman of LaCrosse. Tetting was sentenced to two consecutive 15-year prison sentences plus 20-years of extended supervision.  But in March 2013, Juneau County Judge John Roemer vacated the conviction and ruled a jury will decide the case.  The State stands by its charges and Tetting has been incarcerated in the Juneau County Jail on a $150,000 cash bond.  In March, Judge Roemer ruled that statements made by co-defendant, 38-year old David Turner, were made after Tetting’s conviction and neither Tetting or his attorney were aware of them.  Turner had stated in an avadavat there was no preconceived plan to kill Nealy and Alderman when they met in the Town of Finley during a an alleged illegal drug deal.  During the meeting, Turner’s children were being threatened.  That’s when Turner pulled his gun and killed the two.  Judge Roemer found reasonable probability that Tetting had no knowledge of the killings and only drove the car.