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John Tetting Jr. convicted of one drug-related homicide; cleared in a second

Brass Milled Gavel By walknboston (Flickr: Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Brass Milled Gavel By walknboston (Flickr: Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

MAUSTON, WI (WTAQ) - A 30-year-old man has been found guilty in one drug-related homicide, and not guilty in another.

Jurors in Juneau County announced the split decision Wednesday in the case of John Tetting Jr.

They deliberated for a day and a half before they ruled that Tetting was guilty in the 2007 shooting death of 23-year-old Tabatha Nealy of Wisconsin Rapids -- and innocent in the killing of 31-year-old Joshua Alderman, also from the Rapids area. Both victims were in a car when the shootings occurred at a remote spot near Finley in northern Juneau County.

Prosecutors said Tetting drove to the location to talk about a drug deal with Alderman -- and co-defendant David Turner ended up shooting both Alderman and Nealy.

Turner, who's now 39, was given a 40-year prison term for reckless homicide. Tetting was originally sentenced to 30 years behind bars. He was allowed to withdraw his plea, after Turner said Tetting did not know in advance that the killings would take place.

A sentencing date has not been set for Tetting's new convictions.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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