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Originally posted by TrueLies
Just adorable, I don't understand the people who kill these innocent things... No heart... no heart...
It's too bad to hear about those hunters, but people who get anal about property have a screw loose...
By Ted Gregory and Glenn Jeffers
Tribune staff reporters
Published November 25, 2004
Suspect was sharpshooter in the Guard
RICE LAKE, Wis. -- As blaze orange-ribbon memorials started appearing on car antennas in this north woods community and grieving residents prepared funerals for six people killed in a deer-hunting trespassing dispute, more details emerged Wednesday about the man suspected of the crime. Vang has not been formally charged but is being held on $2.5 million bail.
Family and friends of the killed and wounded hunters have rejected Vang's account, saying he is trying to reduce his own responsibility for killing six people and wounding two others. "I can't imagine any of them doing anything like that," Karen Roidt, mother of slain hunter Mark Roidt, said Wednesday. "It just doesn't make any sense." Haugen Village President Steve Salmi, who served on the Village Board with slain hunter Robert Crotteau and was a close friend of Allan Laski, another man fatally shot Sunday, said, "Deer hunters can get a little territorial."
Source: Chicago Tribune
Originally posted by Sauron
St Paul police say they had been called to Vang’s home on five occasions since June of 2003, two of those time Vang called him self to settle domestic disputes.
[edit on 25/11/2004 by Sauron]
Originally posted by memberoftopsecretstuff
stupid people think these refugees are already going out hunting. The only refugees who dont know how to read or anything about this land only arrived this summer- they dont just travel on their own into woods in a foreign land- hmong people too scared to do that #. THis guy is on his own and he's been living here for a long time now. He knows rules and regulations and this man knows enough to know how to read by this time. IF there are refuges going hunting who don’t know how to read, there's obviously someone accompanying them on this hunt who does know how to read. Ths man just chose to ignore them. Also- what's so hard to believe about white men taunting racial slurs at him first? THere was 8 of them vs 1 man. This 1 man would not shoot one person of the 8 first knowing at taht instance everyone could shoot right bak at him, too. That’s common sense. Obviously the bigger group must've shot off around him first to scare him off (dumba**es) only scaring him into a shooting frenzy. if so- self defense. BUT -eh 6 people dead ? this man knew what he was doing after the 2nd shot. He's totally guilty- but not for insanity or a mental imbalance-
[edit on 2-12-2004 by memberoftopsecretstuff]
Originally posted by outsider
Almost sounds like a bunch of redneck hicks got in over their heads with this guy. Regardless when the hunters become the hunted it's a little hard to have empathy for them.
The suspect will spend the rest of his days in prison as our system doesn't allow for private citizens to kill that many persons - justified or not.
Originally posted by BeingWatchedByThem
Vang was trespassing, plain and simple. They didn't round him up and bring him there, he WAS armed, and unauthorized to be on the private property (Owned by Robert Crotteau and Terry Willers).
Killed were Robert Crotteau, 42; his son Joey Crotteau, 20; Al Laski, 43; Mark Roidt, 28; Jessica Willers, 27; and Dennis Drew, 55. All these people, are just "a bunch of redneck hicks"? Who's an ignorant hick?
How can shooting at 8 people, when only 1 of them had a rifle on them, be justified?! Them chasing down another and shouting, "Your not dead yet?" and shooting him again, THAT'S JUSTIFIABLE?