Vang Testimony: Day 3

By: NBC 15
By: NBC 15

A weapons expert is among those taking the stand in the Chai Vang murder trial in Sawyer County.

A man from the state Crime Lab told jurors the rifle used in the shootings of the six deer hunters can hold only ten cartridges, but he said 14 shots were fired from Vang's gun, suggesting Vang had to reload and then start shooting again.

Also testifying was a man who gave Vang directions shortly after the shootings. Daryl Gass said he heard about 15 shots over ten minutes and then saw Vang wearing camouflage carrying a gun.

Jurors also heard the letter Vang wrote to the Chicago Tribune. In that letter, he said the six hunters confronted him, and yelled racial slurs at him. The letter also says one of the hunters, Terry Willers, shot at him first, leading to Vang opening fire, and killing six hunters.

Vang is expected to take the stand on Thursday.

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