One of two Minnesota men suspected of killing a Manitowoc man in his doorway has pleaded not guilty. Online court records detail that 22-year-old Quinn Smith is scheduled to stand trial on September 26. Smith, who was taken into custody last month in St. Paul, returns to court on September 13.
Police say Smith and Joe Vang, who remains at large, went to Kor Yang’s home on February 5, rang the doorbell and then killed Yang when he answered.
A motive for the murder has not been revealed in police or court documents, however both have detailed Smith and Vang’s gang ties.
Smith is charged with being party to first-degree intentional homicide, while Vang has not been formally charged. Investigators believe he may still be in the Twin Cities area.