Madison
41° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Advertisement

Man charged after severed head found in trunk

Published On: Apr 23 2013 07:26:35 AM CDT
Updated On: Apr 23 2013 01:20:48 PM CDT
Court generic

istock

WAUSAU, Wis. -

Wisconsin prosecutors say the severed head of a Minnesota man was found in a car and other body parts were found in a Milwaukee home.

Twenty-six-year-old Kou Thao of Wausau has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide. He's being held on $1 million cash bond, and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing May 1.

The victim was 58-year-old Tong Pao Hang of St. Paul, Minn.

The suspect's brother-in-law told investigators the suspect and victim were in the basement of a Wausau home Wednesday when a gunshot rang out. The brother-in-law went downstairs and found Hang in a pool of blood.

Thao was later arrested in Milwaukee.

Online court records didn't list a defense attorney for Thao on Tuesday. A message left with the public defender's office wasn't immediately returned.

Advertisement
  • jack-o-lantern Halloween pumpkin

    Juliet James/SXC

    Halloween

    Games, recipes, trick-or-treating, scary movies and everything else you need to make your Halloween extra spooky.

  • Politician, politics, debate, election

    iStock / bns124

    Election Coverage

    Get up-to-date on political stories, Reality Check the latest political ads, learn about the candidates and find election results in our special section.

  • Ebola virus pink

    CDC

    Ebola special coverage

    Get the latest news on the Ebola outbreak and resources to help you learn more about the deadly virus.

Advertisement