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.