Jail shooting suspect Thong Vang pleads not guilty to attempted murder

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Vang is accused of shooting two correctional officers at the Fresno County Jail in downtown Fresno. (KFSN)

This is the second court appearance for 37-year-old Thong Vang. Vang now has a new attorney, since his previous public defender had a conflict of interest.

He appeared in court on Thursday wearing a yellow jumpsuit, which means the jail is housing him in isolation for his own safety.

If convicted, Vang faces life in prison. He's scheduled to return to court on October 19th.

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Suspect in Fresno County Jail shooting was convicted for 1998 gang rape
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Thong Vang, 37, was involved in the notorious 1998 gang rape of three young Clovis girls. That case sparked an investigation into the Mongolian Boys Society, a Hmong gang based in Fresno.

Daughters of injured correctional officer shot at Fresno County Jail speak out at press conference
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Officers Juanita Davila and Toamalama Scanlon are still in the hospital in critical condition after they were shot Saturday at the Fresno County Jail.

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Late Wednesday the District Attorneys Office filed formal charges against Thong Vang.

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An unusual sighting showed a strong stance in the case of Thong Vang, the man facing charges for shooting two correctional officers at the Fresno County jail.

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