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3 people charged with murdering a Hmong American comedian last month in Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia - Three people have been jailed in the kidnapping and killing of a Hmong American comedian and activist who was found dead near Medellín after going out to meet a woman he reportedly met on social media, Colombian officials announced Thursday.

The Prosecutor's Office said in a statement that two men and a woman were charged with the crimes of aggravated kidnapping for extortion and aggravated homicide in the death last month of Tou Ger Xiong, 50. The suspects denied the charges at a hearing, the statement said.

A minor who presented himself to the Public Prosecutor's Office admitting to having participated in the crime also was charged in the case and transferred to a special detention center for minors, it added.


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