WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-green01, ww color green

Local

Appeals Court Upholds Conviction Of Game Killer

View Comments
(credit: Jupiter Images)

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Tornado Touches Down In Northwestern Minn.
  2. HSSR: Sept. 19, 2014 - Coach Of The Week – Bill Weiss
  3. HSSR: Sept. 19, 2014 - Tyrone Carter's 1-On-1 Coaching
  4. An Alligator On The Loose In Minnesota?
  5. Mike's Mix: The Big Easy

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The sentence for a man convicted of fatally shooting an acquaintance at a poker game in St. Cloud will stand.

The state Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction and sentence Leun Thongpasom. He was convicted in Benton County last year of second-degree murder, possession of a firearm by an ineligible person and possession of a pistol without a permit.

The St. Cloud Times reports he appealed his conviction and the 30-year, six-month sentence.

Thongpasom argued there was ample evidence that he acted in self-defense when he shot 43-year-old Ki Nahouakhong.

This week the Court of Appeals disagreed, citing witnesses who testified that they didn’t see an altercation between the men before the shooting.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,866 other followers