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Lowell Man Pleads Guilty in July 2017 Stabbing

December 24, 2018

LOWELL -- A 43-year-old Lowell man was sentenced to three to five years in prison followed by three years of probation after pleading guilty to stabbing a 19-year-old man outside a party on Westford Street.

Khin Vieng pleaded guilty Thursday to armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery, and two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, according to court records.

Vieng, his nephew, Brandon Vieng, 23, of Lowell, and Kevin Kan, 22, of Lowell, were all arrested following a July 29, 2017 incident in which they allegedly attacked a 19-year-old man outside a party at 475 Westford St.

Police reports said the victim and Brandon Vieng got into a fight, which prompted Brandon Vieng to leave the party. But then Brandon Vieng, Khin Vieng, and Kan returned about 30 minutes later, encircled the victim and began punching and kicking him, according to police reports.

During the melee, Khin Vieng pulled out a knife and stabbed the 19-year-old three times before others at the party pulled him away, according to a police report.

Kan is also accused of stomping on the shoulder of a 61-year-old woman who tried to break up the fight.

Superior Court Judge Kenneth Salinger sentenced Khin Vieng Thursday, and ordered that while he is on probation he must stay away from the victim, complete an anger management program, and get a mental health evaluation and any recommended treatment, according to court records.

The cases against Brandon Vieng and Kan remain pending. Brandon Vieng is charged with assault with intent to murder, assault and battery, and two counts of assault and battery causing serious bodily injury. Kan is charged with assault and battery on a person over 60 and assault and battery.

Both men are due back in Lowell Superior Court on Dec. 27 for lobby conferences.

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