- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A man charged in the shooting of five people at a 2013 Hmong New Year’s festival in Tulsa has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.

The Tulsa World (https://bit.ly/1MOutHu ) reports that 23-year-old Boonmlee Lee was sentenced Monday after waiving his right to a trial. Lee was sentenced on one count of shooting with intent to kill, four counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon and one count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Lee and the five people, who suffered injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening, are ethnic Hmong, who hail from Asian countries including Vietnam, Laos, China and Thailand.

Prosecutors think one victim was targeted because he mediated a dispute involving Lee’s family that wasn’t resolved in his family’s favor.


Information from: Tulsa World, https://www.tulsaworld.com

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