GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A plea deal has been reached with one of two men charged in a Green Bay stabbing death last June.
Twenty-seven-year-old Mao Xiong pleaded no contest to second-degree intentional homicide in the death of 35-year-old Eric Vieau.
WLUK-TV reports Xiong could now face 60 years in prison. He originally was charged with first-degree intentional homicide, which could carry a sentence of life in prison.
Sentencing is set for April 4.
Police say Xiong and his co-defendant, 24-year-old Aaron Lalbachan, got into a fight with Vieau outside of a Green Bay bar. Police say the two men followed Vieau into a parking lot, with Xiong stabbing and killing Vieau.
Judge Donald Zuidmulder pushed back Lalbachan’s trial until May 23, citing pre-trial publicity due to Xiong’s plea. The trial was scheduled to begin Monday.
Lalbachan is charged with being party to first-degree intentional homicide.
Information from: WLUK-TV, http://www.fox11online.com