Hearing Continued Again for Men Accused of Hmong New Year's Shootings
By Caitlin Alexander
A judge granted a third continuance in the preliminary hearing for two men accused of shooting five people at a Hmong New Year's festival.Boonmlee Lee and his nephew Meng Lee face one count of shooting with intent to kill and five counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon. The shootings happened in October at the Green Country Event Center. A search of the suspects' homes revealed fire arms and gang paraphernalia. Prosecutor Sean Hill asked for Friday's continuance because he said the state is still trying to find an adequate interpreter. He told Channel 8 prior interpreters have known either the defendants or the victims.The defendants have different lawyers but both said the men deserved a timely preliminary hearing. Both have plead not guilty.Attorney Jason Edge represents Boonmlee Lee and said his bond is $275,000.The men will appear in court again January 16th.
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