Thursday, July 19, 2012

Yang Convicted For Lee's Reckless Homicide In Sheboygan

Kou Yang

Yang facing nearly 80 years in prison for Lee's reckless homicide.

By H. Nelson Goodson
July 19, 2012

Sheboygan - On Thursday, a jury convicted Kou Yang, 21, of Sheboygan for three felony counts of 1st-degree reckeless homicide, one count of 1st-degree reckless injuring and one count for possession of a firearm by felon, in connection with the murder of Pheng Lee, 20, on January 8th.  The jury agreed that Yang did not act in self defense when he fired at least five shots at Lee and three other men. Lee was fatally shot in the chest twice and died at a local hospital.
Yang was accused of discharging five 9mm shots at Lee and Cheng Lung Moua, 21, and his friends outside a Walmart parking lot at the 3700 block of S. Taylor Dr. shortly after they approached Yang's vehicle.
Moua got into an argument with Yang inside Walmart in the checkout counter. Yang was accompanied by his wife and a 16-year-old teenager.
Lee and two other men arrived at Walmart after Moua called them. They walked up to Yang's vehicle to discuss the incident and to tell Yang to leave Moua alone. But Yang feeling threaten took his weapon out and fire a first shot at them. The victims ran and Yang continued to fire four more shots striking both Lee and Moua.
Lee who was a student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee later died at St. Nicolas Hospital in Sheboygan from a bullet wound through the heart and from another bullet that struck his right lung. Moua was shot in the jaw and lost two teeth and had reconstructive surgery at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa.
Yang was convicted in 2010 for child abuse and is a convicted felon.
Yang is facing up to 80 years in prison on all counts when he is sentenced at later date.

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