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Former Deputy Sheriff Gets LWOP for Murder of California Prison Guard

Former Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Chu Vue, 45, was sentenced on November 30, 2010 to life in prison without the possibility of parole for his role in the October 2008 murder of 39-year-old California state prison guard Steve Lo.

The evidence at trial revealed that Lo had been involved in an extramarital affair with Chu’s wife, Chia, a medical technical assistant who worked with Lo at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville. Vue discovered the affair, then arranged for his younger brothers, Gary and Chong Vue, to murder Lo.

Vue, who also received a three-year sentence for hiding his brothers after they shot Lo to death, has maintained his innocence. His conviction is presently on appeal.

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Steve White, who sentenced Vue, described the case as “a tragedy bracketed by betrayals.”

Sources: Sacramento Bee,

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