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Jury Rejects Self-Defense In Walmart Shooting

Posted Friday, July 20, 2012 --- 6:35 a.m.

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) -- A man convicted in a fatal shooting outside a Walmart store in Sheboygan could be sentenced to a maximum 78 years in prison.

A jury in Sheboygan County rejected Kou Yang's argument that he acted in self-defense when he shot and killed Pheng Lee and severely wounded Chenglung Moua last January.

The 21-year-old Yang was found guilty of first-degree reckless homicide and first-degree reckless injury Thursday. Prosecutors argued Yang was the aggressor in the confrontation in the Walmart parking lot.

The Sheboygan Press (http://shebpr.es/PpMMIa ) reports testimony showed that rival gang animosity played a role in the confrontation, although Yang said he hadn't been affiliated with a gang in two years.

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Information from: The Sheboygan Press, http://www.sheboygan-press.com

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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