SUAB HMONG NEWS (11/09/2017) – Jury reached a verdict on Thursday, November 9, 2017, for Dan Popp’s case involving he killed three people (Phia Vue, Mai Vue, and Jesus Manso-Perez) on March 6, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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The jury had to decide whether Dan Pop will go to prison or a mental institution; was he mentally ill at the time of the crime. If no then he will go to prison. If yes then was he conform his behavior to the law? The verdict was yes he was mentally ill at the time of the crime but he was able to conform his behavior to the law. It was a confused verdict and the judge will decide whether Dan Popp will go to prison or will go to a mental institute.
Both lawyers will now have to file briefs. A defense brief is due December 11th, and the state’s brief is due January 18th. Oral arguments have been scheduled for January 26th, 2018.
Over 100 Hmong individuals from the Hmong community around Wisconsin came and heard the jury trial. The court room filled with all seats for the four days.
Mai Zong Vue, Spoke person for the Vue family, said the verdict was a fine verdict for the victims’ families and she hope that the judge will put Dan Popp in prison.
Tou Ger Bennett Xiong, Advocate from HND organization, was at the trial from the beginning to the end. “I think it is a lesson for us to learn. The law said is an equal protection under the law but we learned that the legal system is favor the white. If Dan Popp is not white, he will lock in prison for good but since he is white, he is given the opportunity to present his case in court” said Tou Ger Bennett Xiong.
Stay tune for Suab Hmong News Coverage of the Jury trial coming up on November 10, 2017 on the Suab Hmong News Channel on Youtube.