A plea hearing has been delayed for one defendant in a July 23, 2021, triple homicide in La Crosse County, while a second defendant has been ordered to give a DNA sample.

45 year old Khamthaneth Rattanasack along with 34 Nya Thao, are both facing Life in Prison for the execution style deaths of three local men.

24-year-old Peng Lor, 24-year-old Nemo Yang and 23-year-old Trevor Maloney were discovered July 23 outside the Romskog Quarry near West Salem. 

District Attorney Tim Gruenke said they were working towards a plea agreement but hadn’t reached one as of this morning. Gruenke said a plea agreement likely won’t be reached until after Thao’s jury trial, which is scheduled to begin with jury selection June 12.

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