Two charged in murder of La Crosse woman

The Associated Press

Two charged in murder of La Crosse woman

By The Associated Press. CREATED May 1, 2012

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) -- La Crosse County prosecutors have charged two men with killing a young La Crosse woman at her apartment in March.
 
Police say one of the men, 19-year-old Kong Vue, told investigators he went to the apartment to steal a purse and shot 22-year-old Sara Hougom when she confronted him. Hougom was able to call 911 from her cell phone and died at a La Crosse hospital. Vue and his 21-year-old uncle, Pao Choua Vue, are charged with first-degree intentional homicide in Hougom's death.
 
WKBT-TV (http://bit.ly/IEWClR ) says the two men are also charged with attempted homicide for a drive-by shooting minutes earlier in another part of the city. Police say bullet casings were recovered from both shootings and matched a .22 caliber handgun.