The jury had already been chosen for the trial of Terence Johnson when he pleaded guilty Tuesday morning, accepting a sentence of 12 years in prison.
Johnson, 44, was facing four felony charges in a double shooting that took place on Dec. 1, 2012 in Madison. He was accused of using a .40-caliber handgun to shoot Antonio Worlds and Michael Gist during a party. Worlds and Gist survived their injuries.
Jury selection began Monday, concluding Monday afternoon with a full jury empaneled. Testimony was set to begin Tuesday. In addition to charges of aggravated battery and discharge of a firearm, he was also charged with possession of weapons by a felon.
In all, Johnson could have faced up to 30 years in prison if convicted on all charges. The plea included a sentence of 12 years, of which he must serve 85 percent.
Johnson pleaded guilty Tuesday to the sole count of aggravated battery with a firearm in the shooting of Antonio Worlds, a class X felony. The other charges were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.