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Jury rejects self-defense in Walmart shooting

Sheboygan (AP) — A man convicted in a fatal shooting outside a Sheboygan Walmart 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.

Yang, 21, 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 reported 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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