Chai Vang Sentencing Date Set

The Minnesota truck driver convicted of murdering six deer hunters and wounding two others in northern Wisconsin will be sentenced in early November.

Chai Vang will be sentenced November 8th in Sawyer County - just days before another deer hunting season opens.

A Dane County jury deliberated about three hours September 16th before finding Vang guilty on six counts of first-degree intentional homicide and three counts of attempted homicide. The jury was chosen in Madison and heard the case in Hayward.

Vang opened fire on the hunting party last November 21st in some private woods after some of the hunters confronted him about trespassing on their land.

Vang faces mandatory life in prison on each of the first-degree murder convictions.

The only issue is whether Judge Normal Yackel orders the sentences to be served at the same time or one after the other and whether to extend a parole eligibility date.

Wisconsin's nine-day deer season for gun hunters opens November 19th this year.