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West Salem triple homicide trial scheduled for two weeks



FILE - Entrance to Milestone Material quarry on County M, north of West Salem, where three bodies were found shot to death back in July of 2021. (PHOTO: Rick Solem)

One of the suspects in a La Crosse County triple-murder may have a shorter trial than previously expected.


Nya Thao’s homicide trial in June is now scheduled to run two weeks instead of three. The trial is set to begin June 12th before Judge Elliott Levine.

Thao and Khamthaneth Rattanasack are accused of killing three men — Peng Lor, Nemo Yang, and Trevor Maloney — outside the Milestone Materials quarry near West Salem in July of 2021.

Prosecutors claim one victim owed $600 to Rattanasack, whose trial has not been scheduled yet. His defense attorney is still lining up witnesses.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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