Year: 1995 Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune, (June 17, 1995). SIEC No: 19950521

A Laotian immigrant, feeling disgraced over his daughter’s return home after living with her boyfriend for a month, killed his wife, injured another daughter & committed suicide. Having come to live in the U.S. after the Vietnam War, the father clung to his native customs & culture while his children followed American ways. At an impasse with his family over differing societal conventions, the man exploded into violence, fatally stabbing his wife & himself & inflicting severe wounds on 1 child.