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Man Convicted, Gets Life In Prison For Lake Elmo Murder

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(credit: Washington County Jail)

(credit: Washington County Jail)

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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.

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