Jerry Vang was convicted Monday in Ramsey County for the fatal shooting of teenager Kao "David" Vang following a heated dispute in 2001.
David Vang was only 15 when a 14-year old Jerry Vang shot him on their East Side block where their families lived on Aug. 7, 2001 after a verbal confrontation.
According to the Pioneer Press, Jerry Vang admitted to the shooting, but also claimed that he did not have another choice because he felt threatened and feared for his life.
Earlier in the case, Jerry Vang pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison, but the Minnesota Supreme Court overturned the conviction in 2010. The overturn was due partly to procedural errors by the district court, according to the Star Tribune.
The sentencing hearing for Jerry Vang is set for March 5, where he will face a life sentence with a possibility for parole in 30 years.