ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a 29-year-old man to more than 30 years in prison for the shooting death of a 19-year-old man at St. Paul’s Hmong Freedom Festival last year.
Nougai Xiong, of St. Paul, pleaded guilty earlier to aiding and abetting murder in the July 2018 death of Jacky Vue, of St. Paul. The Pioneer Press reports that defense attorney Adrianne McMahon said after Friday’s sentencing hearing that she will appeal. McMahon argued at trial that Xiong was not involved.READ MORE: South Dakota's Kristi Noem Unveils Proposal To Ban Nearly All Abortions, Mimicking Texas Law
Xiong’s cousin, Yang Xiong, of La Crosse, Wisconsin, was sentenced last month to seven years in prison for aiding an offender after the fact.READ MORE: 'We Did Pretty Good': Hopkins Girls Basketball Take On No. 1 Team In The Country
Court documents show that a person involved in the fight told police it occurred because the two cousins were members of a rival gang.MORE NEWS: Ryan Hartman Carries Wild Over Blackhawks 5-1
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