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Yang Gets Probation And Warning In Prisoner Beating

A 20-year-old man convicted of beating a prisoner in the La Crosse County jail is being given three years to straighten out his life.

Judge Ramona Gonzalez has stayed a prison term for Houaka Yang, and is putting him on probation for three years, but he must follow several conditions to avoid prison.  Yang and a second inmate attacked Lucas Brickl in jail last summer for allegedly being a 'snitch.' Brickl testified against one of the two men found guilty in the shooting death last March of Sara Hougom of La Crosse.

 

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