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DATE: October 21, 2016
CASE: Khot Panyanouvong (Case #15F00271)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Caroline Park, Homicide Unit
The Honorable Robert Twiss sentenced Khot Panyanouvong to 55 years to life in prison. On September 20, 2016, a jury convicted Panyanouvong of the first-degree murder of Choi Ian Saeteurn.
On January 15, 2015, Panyanouvong was arrested for a parole violation and resisting arrest. Panyanouvong was in custody at the Sacramento County Main Jail and shared a cell with 68-year-old Choi Ian Saeteurn. On January 16, 2015, Panyanouvong beat his cellmate, Saeteurn, to death while the two were in their cell.
Panyanouvong has a prior 2005 strike conviction for first-degree burglary.
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