- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 1, 2009

TACOMA, WASH. (AP) - A Washington state man who lawyers say was insane when he fatally shot a fellow high school student has been convicted of second-degree murder.

A Pierce County Superior Court jury on Wednesday convicted 20-year-old Douglas S. Chanthabouly (chan-thah-BOO’-lee) in the January 2007 death of Samnang Kok.

Chanthabouly had been charged with first-degree murder. He pleaded innocent by reason of insanity.

Chanthabouly has been diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic. Police say he admitted to shooting the 17-year-old Kok in the face at Tacoma’s Foss High School.

He faces about 15 to 30 years in prison at sentencing set for May 1.

Lawyer John A. McNeish says the defense is disappointed and will likely appeal.

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Information from: The News Tribune, https://www.thenewstribune.com

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