A Las Vegas woman has pleaded guilty to one murder charge and could face 10 to 25 years in state prison for the death of a nail salon manager with a vehicle while trying to avoid paying for a $ 35 manicure two years ago. .
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Krystal Whipple’s attorney, Timothy Treffinger, did not immediately respond Monday to a message about the guilty plea Whipple filed Friday.
The 23-year-old woman admitted to killing Nhu “Annie” Ngoc Nguyen, a 51-year-old mother of three from Garden Grove, California, in December 2018.
Whipple’s guilty plea prevented prosecution for felonies of murder, assault, robbery and vehicle theft. She is due to be sentenced on February 5 before Clark County District Court Judge Tierra Jones.
Prosecutor Michael Schwartzer said Monday that he consulted with the nguyen family on the guilty plea and hoped they would find closure with the deal.
Police said Whipple tried to pay for his manicure with a fraudulent credit card before telling Nguyen that he would go to his car to get cash.
Nguyen and her boyfriend they followed Whipple to the parking lot, where Nguyen was hit and dragged by a black Chevrolet Camaro driven by Whipple. Police later said the car had been stolen from a rental agency.
Authorities said Whipple fled to Boulder City and then Los Angeles before turning himself in to police in Glendale, Arizona, nearly two weeks after Nguyen’s death.