Woman Gets 10 Years in Prison for Kil‌l‌ing Nail Salon Manager After Skipping on Bill in Las Vegas

Woman Gets 10 Years in Prison for Kil‌l‌ing Nail Salon Manager After Skipping on Bill in Las Vegas

February 8, 2021
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A woman who killed a Vietnamese nail salon manager in Las Vegas in 2018 has been sentenced to a prison term of 10 to 25 years.
The verdict: On Friday, Clark County District Court Judge Tierra Jones sentenced Krystal Whipple to prison for the death of 51-year-old Nhu “Annie” Ngoc Nguyen, the Associated Press reports. 
  • Whipple, 23, admitted to the killing. She pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in December.
  • With the plea, she effectively avoided trials of felony murder, burglary, robbery and stolen vehicle charges, which she initially faced.
  • Whipple did not offer any statement during her sentencing hearing.
The crime: After getting a manicure at Crystal Nails & Spa in Las Vegas, Whipple tried to leave without paying. She hit Nguyen with her car while fleeing, according to KVVU.
  • Whipple reportedly tried paying with a fraudulent credit card at first. She then told Nguyen that she would get money from her car.
  • As Nguyen and her boyfriend chased after Whipple, Nguyen was hit by Whipple’s car, a black Chevrolet Camaro. 
  • CCTV footage captured Whipple accelerating her vehicle and running over Nguyen, dragging the nail salon manager about 50 feet outside her salon. 
  • Nguyen later d‌i‌ed‌ at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada.
  • Using fake identification, Whipple fled to Boulder City, NV. She then drove to Los Angeles. It was later discovered that her car was stolen from a car rental agency.
  • Two weeks after Nguyen’s death, Whipple was arrested in Glendale, AZ, NextShark previously reported.
Feature Image via KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas
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