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White hunter charged with murder in slaying
of Hmong hunter in Wisconsin woods

Updated: January 17, 2007, 12:40 AM ET
By Robert Imrie | Associated Press — Jan. 16, 2007

MARINETTE, Wis. — A white man was charged Tuesday with murdering a Hmong hunter in the woods in a slaying that rekindled racial tensions in Wisconsin and raised fears among Southeast Asian immigrants that the killing was payback.

James Nichols, 28, shot and stabbed Cha Vang, 30, whose body was found Jan. 6 in a wildlife refuge near Green Bay where both were hunting squirrels, authorities said.

Nichols was ordered held in lieu of $500,000 cash bail Tuesday, and a preliminary ...

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