EAU CLAIRE, Wisc. (WEAU) - A suspect who was released on bail is now charged with homicide after and Eau Claire teen was stabbed to death Sunday.
Twenty-year-old Doua Vang of Eau Claire was charged with First Degree Intentional Homicide for allegedly stabbing 17-year-old Bobbie Vue.
On Sunday morning, Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association Community Liason Chue Xiong said he had the responsibility of telling Vue's mother what had happened.
"She was in shock. She didn't really have much to say at that time," Xiong said.
A criminal complaint filed Wednesday, said a fight started after Patchara Vue came to Vang's birthday party on Richard Drive, uninvited. Patchara Vue was told to leave and did, later bringing four others back with him including Bobbie Vue, to "teach them (Vang's group) a lesson."
Eight people joined in the brawl, and Vang explained to police that Bobbie Vue was punching one of Vang's brothers. That's when Vang said he stabbed Vue.
Vang posted a $10,000 cash bond Monday and was released. Prosecutors said now that more details are known, they may ask to raise his bond amount soon.
Vue's family did not want to discuss the case with media but did share their thoughts through Xiong.
"They said they are doing well giving the situation. And that they thank the community for the concerns that we have," Xiong said. "Bobbie's mom said that Bobbie is a bright kid. The brightest of the bunch, he had a bright future for him."
"Our focus is to push through it and help the family with whatever they would need. Vang's next court date has not been set. His lawyer told us they will claim self defense," Xiong said.
The four other suspects in Bobbie Vue's group face lesser charges. They're due back in court next month. Vang could face life in prison if convicted.