Thursday, August 11, 2011
Attorneys made their closing statements to the jury Thursday in the Craigslist murder case against Oakdale man Dao Xiong.
Attorneys made their closing arguments to the jury Thursday in the case of Dao Xiong, 20, the Oakdale man accused of killing Youa Ty Lor after he advertised his car for sale on Craigslist. Here were their main arguments: On the players: Prosecuting Attorney John Fristik: Lor was a hardworking immigrant from Thailand, who was trying to sell the Nissan 350z he’d put his “heart and soul” into for the good of his family of six, he said. He’d hoped to use the $16,000 he was charging for the car to open his own auto shop. “Little did Ty know that the man who wanted to buy his car was a fraud, a fake and a wolf in sheep’s clothing; he was a killer in waiting,” Fristik said. Defense attorney F. Clayton Tyler: Xiong is no “assassin,” he said. He …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Oakdale resident Dao Xiong is on trial, accused of murdering a St. Paul man who was advertising a car on Craigslist.
The murder trial of Oakdale resident Dao Xiong, 20, that started Friday is still under way this week. Witnesses for the prosecution testified Monday and Tuesday in the trial of the man charged with first-degree murder for allegedly killing Youa Lor, a man he found through Craigslist, because he wanted to steal his car for parts. Highlights from Monday’s testimony, according to a Pioneer Press report, include: Highlights from Tuesday’s testimony, according to an Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review report include:
Monday, August 8, 2011
Youa Lor's wife testified in the murder trial of Oakdale resident Dao Xiong.
Youa Lor, the St. Paul man killed in Lake Elmo after advertising his car for sale on Craigslist, had moved with his family from the East Coast to Minnesota for a better life, his wife told a Washington County District Court jury, Fox 9 news reports. The trial of Dao Xiong, of the Oakdale man accused of his murder, started Friday. Wife Katie Lor was left a widowed mother of four at age 25 following the incident, which occurred last September, according to a previous Fox 9 report. Katie Lor testified that the family moved to St. Paul in August of last year after Youa Lor lost his job as a welder, and a friend who owned an auto repair shop in White Bear Lake offered him a job, the Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review reports. He was selling his Nissan …
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Opening statements took place Friday in the case of Dao Xiong, an Oakdale man accused of murdering a man who was advertising a car on Craigslist.
Both prosecuting and defense attorneys in the case of Dao Xiong, 20, agreed that the Oakdale man intended to steal a car from another man he met through Craigslist last September. But that’s where the similarities in their accounts of Xiong’s intent stopped in opening statements Friday in Washington County District Court, the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press reported. Xiong is accused of shooting Youa Ty Lor in the abdomen in a remote area of Lake Elmo while he was out test driving Lor’s 2003 Nissan 350Z, which Xiong wanted for parts. Prosecuting attorney John Fristik depicted the murder as a premeditated act—stating that Xiong texted a friend two days prior to the incident asking him whether he wanted “to kill a guy with me?” and purchased …