Judge Can Use Mental Health Report in Vang Sentencing

Wisconsin's attorney general says a judge who will sentence a Minnesota man next month for killing six deer hunters can consider a psychiatrist's report on Chai Vang.

Dr. Robert Rawski examined Vang in August and said he had a history of suicidal and homicidal thoughts but was competent to stand trial. A jury found Vang guilty on six murder charges and three charges of attempted murder.

Rawski's report to Sawyer County Circuit Judge Norman Yackel was made public this week.

Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager says she hasn't decided how she will use the mental health reports involving Vang in her recommendations to the judge when Vang is sentenced.

Sentencing is scheduled November 8th.


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