Chao Xiong

Reporter | Regional
Phone: 612-673-4391
Chao Xiong covers public safety news in St. Paul and Ramsey County for the Star Tribune.

Recent content from Chao Xiong

Homeless St. Paul man wanted for threatening to abduct girl

Police are looking for a man accused of following a 14-year-old girl around a St. Paul store and threatening to...

Updated: December 02, 2013, - 08:33 PM

Kira Steger's family: Jeffery Trevino 'deserves no mercy’

Jeffery Trevino gets 27½ years in prison -- nearly twice the maximum recommended by guidelines -- for killing his wife in February and dumping her body in the Mississippi River.

Updated: November 26, 2013, - 12:02 PM

Trevino should get about 10½ years in prison, not 30, attorney says

Jeffery Trevino’s military service, previously clean criminal record and tenets of the U.S. Constitution should grant him a lower-end prison...

Updated: November 22, 2013, - 09:43 PM

Prosecutors seek 30-year term for Jeffery Trevino

That’s more than twice what’s typically recommended; Kira Steger’s husband and killer will be sentenced Monday.

Updated: November 20, 2013, - 09:05 PM

St. Paul man guilty for role in family sex-trafficking ring

The defendant was convicted after he was removed from court for delivering a rambling closing argument.

Updated: November 20, 2013, - 09:00 PM

St. Paul teen gets 25 years for rape, burglary

The 18-year-old had burglarized a woman’s home twice in 2011. He later victimized her again because she turned him in...

Updated: November 19, 2013, - 08:38 PM

St. Paul cop investigating burglary shot suspect multiple times

Charges say Deshawn Nelson pointed a gun at an officer during a chase that began after a burglary call.

Updated: November 18, 2013, - 11:12 PM

Two charged in thefts of musical instruments from St. Paul universities

Police believe they are responsible for more than 100 stolen items.

Updated: November 18, 2013, - 09:55 PM

Evidence and case law support Trevino conviction, prosecutor argues

The court shouldn’t grant a request to throw out Jeffery Trevino’s murder conviction because evidence and case law support upholding...

Updated: November 16, 2013, - 01:45 PM

Nov. 15: Teen acquitted violated probation in different case

The St. Paul teenager acquitted recently in a brutal attack this summer admitted in court Friday that he violated probation...

Updated: November 15, 2013, - 10:30 PM

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