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Two charged in murder of La Crosse woman

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.