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

Friends: Trevino thought attempts to find wife were 'blown out of proportion'

Friends of Jeffrey Trevino and Kira Steger testified that he resisted help after she went missing in February and...

Updated: September 20, 2013, - 10:05 PM

Jeffrey Trevino testimony begins: ‘This case is about rage’

In first day of trial in death of Kira Steger, the defense downplayed forensic findings.

Updated: September 20, 2013, - 10:08 AM

With jury set, testimony in Jeffery Trevino trial starts today

Trevino’s attorney will likely challenge alleged blood evidence found in the house.

Updated: September 19, 2013, - 09:40 AM

Potential jurors in the Trevino murder case quizzed on case coverage

Trevino’s attorney, John Conard, tried to gauge how much media coverage potential jurors had read or seen about the case and whether they had formed an opinion of Trevino’s innocence or guilt.

Updated: September 17, 2013, - 10:50 PM

Attorneys vetting Trevino jurors

The attorneys involved in the trial of Jeffery Trevino, accused of murdering his wife in February, met Monday morning to sort out last minute details. No last-minute plea deal surfaced.

Updated: September 16, 2013, - 10:51 PM

Circumstantial evidence is likely key to Jeffery Trevino's defense

In trial starting today, his lawyer can argue that someone else killed Kira Steger, veteran attorneys say.

Updated: September 16, 2013, - 05:37 AM

Obituary: Carl Graffunder, 94, Minnesota architect

The story goes that in their native Germany, members of the Graffunder family were known for traveling up the Rhine...

Updated: September 12, 2013, - 03:32 PM

Jury will have say in fate of White Bear Lake 'neighbor from hell'

Lori E. Christensen of White Bear Lake was supposed to be sentenced in Ramsey County District Court Wednesday to 10 years probation, but she tried to withdraw that plea, arguing she was coerced.

Updated: September 11, 2013, - 09:35 PM

South St. Paul murder suspect has 20 personalities, attorney says

Aaron W. Allen doesn’t understand the charges against him, his attorney said.

Updated: September 10, 2013, - 05:20 PM

Trevino lawyer doubts murder scene inside St. Paul house

The comments came amid planning for the Sept. 16 start of Jeffery Trevino’s trial for allegedly killing his wife, Kira.

Updated: September 09, 2013, - 09:06 PM

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