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Utica Man Sentenced to 10 Years

By WKTV News

A Utica man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the deadly beating of a teenager as part of a gang initiation.

The Observer Dispatch reports that Samnang Chou, 24, was sentenced Tuesday morning for his role in the death of 15-year-old Sang Vu.  The judge called Chou the leader in the attack.

Chou pleaded guilty to second degree Gang Assault.  Two others involved with the gang initiation also pleaded guilty and will be sentenced next month.

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