ANCHORAGE -

During an emotional appearance in Anchorage Superior Court Wednesday, two men found guilty of tampering with evidence in a deadly 2011 double shooting heard their sentences.

Before receiving their prison terms from Judge Michael Wolverton, Ryan Laulu and Vang Chang apologized in court Wednesday to the family of one of the men who died in October 2011 gunfire outside JJ’s Lounge, on the 600 block of Muldoon Road.

Ryan Laulu was found not guilty of Ka Chang’s murder, but a jury convicted him of evidence tampering. He received a three-year prison sentence Wednesday, to be served concurrently without probation.

“I just hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me,” Laulu told Chang’s family.

Vang Chang tried to dispose of the gun police say Lee Chee Chang -- Ka Chang’s brother -- used to fatally shoot Laulu’s friend, Emilio Ramirez. As he fled the scene, Vang Chang pointed the weapon at a witness who followed him, leading to his conviction on assault and evidence tampering charges.

Wolverton sentenced Chang to 36 months in prison, with 27 of them suspended. Chang’s attorney read a letter of apology in court to Ka Chang’s family.

The jury could not agree a verdict on the murder charge against Lee Chee Chang. Prosecutors say they will put him on trial again, but a date has not been set.

Channel 2’s Mike Ross contributed information to this story.