The younger brother of a Sacramento sheriff's deputy accused in the shooting death of a California correctional officer has been convicted of another murder in Minnesota.
A Hennepin County jury returned the verdict Thursday against Gary Vue (photo left), 28. He and his brother, Chong Vue, were accused in the July 10, 2001, slaying of a reputed rival gang member in Minneapolis.
Hennepin County Judge Mel I. Dickstein sentenced Gary Vue today to life in prison with a chance of parole after 31 years, according to a court clerk who asked that her name not be used.
Chong Vue is scheduled to go to trial in February, the clerk said.
Gary and Chong Vue are accused along with their older brother, Chu Vue, in the Oct. 15, 2008, shooting death of correctional officer Steve Lo in the garage of the victim's home in south Sacramento.
Police and prosecutors believe that Gary and Chong Vue carried out the killing, although officials have not identified which of the brothers actually pulled the trigger.
Chu Vue is accused of arranging the killing because Lo was having an affair with the former deputy's wife, who worked as a medical technical assistant at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville, the same prison where Lo also was employed.