Jury Selection Under Way In Walmart Shooting Case

Posted Monday, July 16, 2012 --- 11:10 a.m.

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) -- Jury selection is under way in Sheboygan County in the trial of a man accused in a fatal shooting outside a Walmart store.

Kou Yang is charged with killing Pheng Lee and wounding Chenglung Moua last January in Sheboygan. A criminal complaint says Yang shot the men after they and two others approached him in the parking lot of a Walmart store. Police say the shooting was gang related, but Yang's family says he was not in a gang.

Yang's attorney, Kirk Obear, says Yang was afraid for his life because Moua was carrying a chain that he thought was a weapon and because shots had recently been fired at his house.

The Sheboygan Press (http://shebpr.es/McEAdf ) says the trial is expected to last five days.

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

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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