Attorney thinks $36,000 is too expensive for a funeralOffbeat News
-- A defense attorney tells the Sheboygan County court $36,000 dollars is too much for a funeral.
SHEBOYGAN - A defense attorney tells the Sheboygan County court $36,000 dollars is too much for a funeral.
Twenty-two year old Kuo Yang was convicted of shooting 20 year old Pheng Lee to death. Part of his punishment was to pay the funeral expenses for his victim. That funeral lasted three days and included food and drink for 500 guests.
Yang’s attorney calls the $36,000 price tag, quoting here, “extremely high.” Judge L. Edward Stengel doesn’t agree. He says he believes the Lee family was simply following Hmong tradition and wasn’t running up the bill because they thought they were going to be compensated. Yang is serving an 18-year prison sentence and says he has no assets or savings.
Tags: offbeatMore from around the web