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Minnesota man who fatally shot girlfriend in Wisconsin gets 28 years

  • Associated Press
  • February 5, 2014 - 10:13 AM

WAUSAU, Wis. — A Minnesota man who said he was high on methamphetamine when he accidentally killed his girlfriend in Wisconsin has been sentenced to 28 years in prison.

A Marathon County judge also ordered 23-year-old Richi Vue, of St. Paul, to serve seven years of extended supervision following his release. Vue was accused of leading police on a long chase at speeds of nearly 100 mph after shooting 20-year-old Lee Xiong at her apartment near Wausau in 2012. A 14-year-old girl witnessed the shooting and called police.

Daily Herald Media (http://wdhne.ws/LQ1Alf ) says nearly two dozen members of Vue's family and friends attended the sentencing hearing Tuesday.

Judge Greg Grau called Vue a "real and significant threat" to the public who had a "total disregard for the safety and well-being of other human beings."

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