Man Convicted, Gets Life In Prison For Lake Elmo Murder

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) – A 20-year-old Oakdale man was convicted of three counts of murder in Washington County court on Friday in connection with the 2010 shooting death of Youa Lor.

Dao Xiong was convicted of premeditated first-degree murder, second-degree murder and second-degree murder while committing a felony in connection with the incident, which happened on Sept. 9, 2010. He was 19 at the time of the incident.

According to a criminal complaint, Xiong told police he wanted to steal Lor’s car and strip it of its parts. After test driving the car, he admitted to shooting Lor in the abdomen and killing him in a remote part of Lake Elmo. Xiong then fled the scene, leaving Lor to die.

His body was found near the 8800 block of 55th Street North just days later. Tips led police to a residence in Oakdale, where authorities had enough evidence to arrest Xiong.

Xiong was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

  • Deontae

    “Oh, if I’d only been born in Laos instead of Minnesota…”

    • You're an idiot.

      What does being born in Laos or Minnesota have to do with anything? If only you weren’t born stupid.

  • @Deontae

    What a stupid comment. You have absolutely NO IDEA where this individual was born. Nor does it have any relevance on this crime.

  • Norman

    May the Lord have mercy on their souls

  • morpheus

    That’s just great another idiot we’ll be supporting for the next 50 years if he makes it till he’s 70. When it comes to a situation like this where the person is obviously guilty and gets a life sentence with no parole they should at least be able to make the decision of life or death on there own in a no death penalty state.

  • just sayin

    Come on minnesota. Death penalty……….. Eye for an eye. What the hell.

    What a waste of tax payer money. Get rid of the loser. Let me do it for ya.
    We’ll do it pay per view and generate some good revenue for the state.

    Put me in charge I’d be better than Dayton.

  • Diem

    If you are American …you should read and speak english really good…no matter what, read the article twice or more than that before you are jump in your comment,,,,the whole article did not say where he born so don’t jump in and say he is from Lao, Lor,Tuo, Xiong, if smart guy that will be know he is from Hmong…and if you not smart look at the photo….I agreed with some comment above….What stupid comment you have no idea where is he born…Very good point…..

    • Bill

      Re: “if smart guy that will be know he is from Hmong” What????????

      • john

        Hey DIem, Hmong are a people, not a country.

  • How sad

    Good God, the racially-motivated comments in here are sickening.

    • yay for whitey

      what else is new? had it been a white guy it would of been..maybe he was abused as a child now so he has mental problems..since he is hmong its ALL hmong people all bad, burn in hell etc etc..its human nature racism will always be around especially in america.

    • Hugh Jorgan

      STFU, idiot. We Minnesotans are sick and tired of all you non-white a-holes playing the racial card, while you sit around and draw our easy welfare. Go back to Africa, Laos, Mexico, Somalia or where ever else your dim witted ancestors came from.

      • jeff

        don’t forget to pack your toothbrush too bud. in case you didn’t know you also are a product of immigrants unless of course you’re native american but then you’d be pulling the race card. do you hear yourself? take your skullcap off and let your brain breath.

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  • jeff

    well at least he won’t have to go far. the supermax prison is right there…..and yes let’s imploment the death penalty here because our state isn’t strapped enough for cash. it costs more to put people to death than it does to house them ’til they die…..period! just ask new jersey. when they instituted the death penalty it cost them about 70 million dollars….(it was a lot so don’t quote me on the exact number) and at the same time pulled ABOUT a couple hundred officers off the streets. YEAH I’D SAY THAT WAS A GREAT IDEA.

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