Man who killed 3 neighbors enters insanity plea
MILWAUKEE — A trial for a man who killed three of his neighbors in Milwaukee moves directly to an insanity phase with his no contest pleas to homicide charges.
Dan Popp is facing a Nov. 6 trial after pleading not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect in the 2016 fatal shootings of Phia Vue, his wife, Mai Vue and Jesus Manso-Perez. Popp also entered the plea in the attempted homicide of Manso-Perez’s son, Jesus Manso-Carraquillo.
Witnesses told police that Popp questioned Manso-Perez and his son about their ethnic background after hearing them speak Spanish. The Journal Sentinel reports a criminal complaint says Popp told the victims “you guys got to go” before the shooting.
The Hmong community has called for Popp to be charged with hate crimes.
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