Horrific scene described where 3 died in St. Paul: 'They're killing each other!'


St. Paul police have revealed the identities of three killed Sunday at an apartment in the city's Frogtown neighborhood: Panhnia Yang, 27; her husband, Chue Lor, 31; and her brother Kong Meng Lee, 18, the Pioneer Press reports.

The couple were parents to four children who were home at the time but did not witness the slayings, a police spokesman told the Pioneer Press. The children are now with other relatives, the newspaper reported.

But investigators have not yet offered details about the exact circumstances of what happened, declining to confirm whether it was a double homicide and suicide. Police said they are not looking for other suspects.

Witnesses told reporters it was a scene of terror and chaos. One neighbor told the Pioneer Pres the children's grandmother fled the apartment with the children to his apartment and begged him to call police. She screamed, "Help! Help! Help! They're killing each other!"

The grandmother, Mai Thao, who is the mother of the slain husband Chue Lor, spoke to KARE 11. "I went to turn off the TV. I came back and they were fighting like bulls. I don't know who killed who, or if anyone had a knife," Thao told KARE.

Thao told KARE she had fled with only three of the children and when she went back for the fourth, she saw her daughter-in-law dead. She said her son and his wife had been fighting amid a crumbling marriage.

"My son always cried. I thought if they kept trying they would have a good life but whenever she left and came back she was always unhappy," Thao told KARE:

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