Updated: 05/17/2014 12:49 PM KSTP.com By: Megan Stewart
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A grand jury indicted two St. Paul men on murder charges after investigators uncovered new evidence about a shooting in 1999, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Friday.
According to investigators, 32-year-old Earl Vang of St. Paul and 39-year-old Tou Lu Yang shot and killed 18-year-old Miguel McElroy and wounded his father, Curtis Campbell, near a store in Minneapolis at 24th and Lyndale avenues on July 9, 1999.
Police describe the case as a drug deal gone wrong.
Yang had been convicted on several counts, including aiding and abetting second-degree murder, in 1999. He made several attempts to appeal the case.
Last summer, a judge ordered a new trial for Yang based on ineffective assistance of counsel, a witnesses' new statement and new evidence.
Vang was arrested last week after investigators were able to establish him as the second shooter, authorities said. He posted $20,000 bail.
Vang's attorney, Earl Gray, says his client will plead not guilty. He's free on bail.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.