Vu Van Ngo, 30, was sentenced to 19 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter.
Ngo was charge with killing Nhung Nguyen on February 18, 2014 at the mall. Nguyen’s body was found under a car at the mall with a gunshot wound to the head and a .22 caliber casing was found nearby. Investigators later found a .22 caliber handgun and ammunition at Ngo’s house. Those matched evidence gathered at the mall crime scene.
Ngo had originally plead not guilty to a murder charge, but later changed his plea in exchange for the reduced manslaughter charge. In addition to the 19 year sentence for manslaughter, Ngo was sentenced to 6-7 years for obstructing the police investigation.