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Milwaukee man convicted in 2005 shooting

Published On: Oct 14 2012 04:23:48 AM CDT
Updated On: Oct 14 2012 08:26:05 PM CDT
MILWAUKEE -

A 29-year-old Milwaukee man has been convicted in a 2005 shooting that killed one person and wounded two others.

Robert Tongxia Phoneprasith acted as his own attorney in the trial that ended with the jury finding him guilty Friday. He was convicted of three counts of recklessly endangering safety, first-degree reckless homicide, all as a party to the crime, and being a felon with a gun.

Thirty-one-year-old Insangouia "Rick" Keonoukhoun died in the shooting.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported a 2010 trial in the case resulted in a mistrial on most counts.

Phoneprasith tried to convince the jury he fired in self-defense, but Assistant District Attorney Kevin Shomin claimed Phoneprasith and two other men essentially ambushed the victims, firing 34 rounds from two directions.

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