E73: Chai Soua Vang

Today Wendy & Beth discuss the case of Chai Soua Vang, a Hmong American man who was hunting in Wisconsin, wandered onto private land and was confronted. This led to Vang killing six and wounding two during this hunting dispute.

He’s more like a mass murderer than a serial killer, but sometimes we like to cover these cases anyway, and this one is particularly interesting.


Murderpedia. (n.d.). Chai Soua Vang. Retrieved 02/11/2020 from http://murderpedia.org/male.V/v/vang-chai-soua.htm

Nelson, Todd. (12/06/04). Shooter’s family struggles with killing. Knight Ridder Newspapers. Retrieved 02/15/2020 from https://www.rutlandherald.com/news/shooter-s-family-struggles-with-killing/article_4b261fb8-08e2-5fa4-9606-f4cdf19f8545.html

Minnesota Public Radio. (10/13/05). Report says Vang told of suicidal, homicidal thoughts. Retrieved 02/15/2020 from http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/10/12_ap_vangevaluation/

Orrick, Dave. (03/21/15). ‘Tree Stand Murders’ recounts St. Paul man’s Wisconsin deer hunter killings. Pioneer Press. Retrieved 02/16/2020 from https://www.twincities.com/2015/03/21/tree-stand-murders-recounts-st-paul-mans-wisconsin-deer-hunter-killings/

Montaldo, Charles. (08/05/19). Chai Vang Killed 6 Hunters in Wisconsin Hunting Incident. ThoughtCo. Retrieved 02/16/2020 from https://www.thoughtco.com/six-killed-in-wisconsin-hunting-incident-972787

Associated Press. (11/28/07). Wisconsin hunter gets 69 years in prison for killing Hmong man. Retrieved 02/16/2020 from  https://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/11/28/wishuntersentenced

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. (07/11/12). Hunter homicide cases pushed diversity coordinator toward law, outreach career. Retrieved 02/16/2020 from https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/WardenWire/wardenwire_print.asp?id=46

Smith, Paul A. (11/14/15). Conservation warden is first Hmong-American with state DNR. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 02/16/2020 from  http://archive.jsonline.com/sports/outdoors/conservation-warden-is-first-hmong-american-with-state-dnr-b99615036z1-349133831.html/


Open Season

David B. Whitehurst: Tree Stand Murders


Yang, Nancy. (03/01/15). 10 things about Hmong culture, food and language you probably didn’t know. MPR News. Retrieved 02/15/2020 from https://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/01/10-things-hmong

Cherry, Kendra. (02/09/20). Understanding Collectivist Cultures. Verywell Mind. Retrieved 02/15/2020 from https://www.verywellmind.com/what-are-collectivistic-cultures-2794962

Wikipedia contributors. (02/15/2020). Wisconsin Walleye War. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 02/15/2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wisconsin_Walleye_War&oldid=940920480

Tips for Better Communication

“I” Statements

How to Listen: Tips to practice to become a good listener (approx ¾ way down the page)

Crime News

Spiegelman, Ian. (02/13/20). A ‘Serial Killer’ Gang’s Shooting Spree Has San Bernardino Cops Asking the Public for Help. Los Angeles Magazine. Retrieved 02/17/2020 from https://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/san-bernardino-shootings/

Shout Outs

Minnesota Remembers: America’s Secret War

The Hmong People and The Secret War


The Voices of Misery Podcast


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