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Pepin County (WQOW) - A Pepin County man accused of beating a Menomonie hunter, who trespassed onto his family's land, was found guilty by a judge Tuesday in court. 

Kevin Elberg was sentenced to 10 days in jail and two years probation. He pleaded no contest to a charge of misdemeanor battery Tuesday. 

Elberg, from Pepin is accused of attacking Sao Lue Vang, 64, when Vang trespassed while squirrel hunting in November. Vang suffered a lacerated liver, internal injuries and other bleeding. 

WQOW News 18 first reported in December that Elberg was charged with aggravated battery and false imprisonment. 

Sao Lue Vang spoke in court for the first time on Tuesday. 
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Pepin County (WQOW) - A Pepin County man accused of beating a Menomonie hunter, who had trespassed onto his family's land, was back in court on Monday.

Kevin Elberg, from Pepin, pleaded not guilty in court Monday morning on the charge of aggravated battery with intent to do bodily harm. Elberg is accused of attacking Sao Lue Vang, 64, when Vang trespassed while squirrel hunting in November 2014. Vang suffered a lacerated liver, internal injuries and other bleeding. 

WQOW News 18 first reported in December that Elberg was charged with aggravated battery and false imprisonment. Recently, the district attorney dropped the false imprisonment charge. Vang's family said it was because of insufficient evidence to prove that Elberg held Vang against his will.

Tou Ger Bennett Xiong, a representative of the Vang family, said the district attorney spoke with family members after Monday's court hearing. "There was an explanation for the family as to why that was dropped and why it would have been hard to prove false imprisonment charges," Xiong said. "So, it kind of made sense why that was dropped to some of the family members. But, to be honest with you, I think some of the family members are asking questions if that should have been dropped. It's just been frustrating for them and a hard ordeal to work with. It changed the life of the family."

Elberg is scheduled to be back in court at the end of March.

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Pepin County (WQOW) - The man accused of severely beating a Hmong hunter who trespassed onto his land is scheduled to be in court today.

Kevin Elberg is accused of attacking Sao Lue Vang, 64, when he trespassed while squirrel hunting last November. Vang suffered a lacerated liver, internal injuries, and other bleeding. Elberg will be arraigned this morning at 9:30.

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