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2005-11-08 19:15:49

By Eileen Nimm HAYWARD, Wisconsin (Reuters) - A Hmong immigrant convicted of killing six hunters was sentenced on Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. "These were six horrific crimes," Sawyer County Judge Norman Yackel told the same courtroom where a jury found Chia Soua Vang, 37, guilty in September. Vang opened fire last November after being confronted by deer hunters who threatened him for trespassing on private land near Rice Lake in Wisconsin's North...

2005-09-16 21:55:08

By Eileen Nimm HAYWARD, Wisconsin (Reuters) - A Laotian immigrant was convicted on Friday of shooting to death six hunters, after the jury rejected his claim he fired after being shot at and that a racist tirade made him fear for his life. Chai Soua Vang, a 36-year-old truck driver who is a member of St. Paul, Minnesota's Hmong minority community, faces an automatic sentence of six life terms in prison after the all-white jury found him guilty of six counts of murder and three...

2005-09-10 13:20:35

HAYWARD, Wisconsin (Reuters) - A Laotian immigrant charged with killing six Wisconsin deer hunters last November acted in self defense after being surrounded, called a "gook" and shot at, his attorney said in opening statements on Saturday. Chai Soua Vang, a 36-year-old truck driver who appeared in Sawyer County Circuit Court wearing a tie and khaki dress shirt and slacks, has been charged with six counts of first-degree intentional homicide and two counts of attempted homicide. If...

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2004-11-27 09:00:02

RICE LAKE, Wis. - Orange ribbons are tied around the lamp posts on Main Street. Tiny ones flutter from car antennas. A few are stuck on business signs. The slaying of six hunters has saddened virtually this entire community of 8,500. Already one has been laid to rest. Three more will be buried Saturday, the other two Monday. "There's nobody that's not touched in town," said Bob Stanonik, who stood on Main Street as 100 to 200 people gathered Friday to remember Mark Roidt, 28. Chai Vang, of...

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2004-11-27 06:00:02

RICE LAKE, Wis. - Orange ribbons are tied around the lamp posts on Main Street. Tiny ones flutter from car antennas. A few are stuck on business signs. The slaying of six hunters has saddened virtually this entire community of 8,500. Already one has been laid to rest. Three more will be buried Saturday, the other two Monday. "There's nobody that's not touched in town," said Bob Stanonik, who stood on Main Street as 100 to 200 people gathered Friday to remember Mark Roidt, 28. Chai Vang,...

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2004-11-26 18:00:03

RICE LAKE, Wis. - In a close-knit town where many families gather this time of year to hunt deer, residents instead are attending funerals for six hunters shot and killed in Wisconsin's northwoods. Blaze-orange ribbons tied around the lampposts along Rice Lake's Main Street pay tribute to the hunters, as do bows adorning some business signs and car antennas in this northwestern Wisconsin town of about 8,500. The deaths have saddened virtually the entire community, said Bob Stanonik, who...


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