Monday, December 3, 2012
A Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge sentenced David Hang for the May 2011 killing of 12-year-old Jessica Nguyen.
A Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge sentenced David Hang to life in prison without parole for the May 2011 killing of Hang's 12-year-old stepdaughter in Gaithersburg, The Washington Post reported. Hang was found guilty in August, when prosecutors said Hang killed the child with a sword — stabbing her more than 40 times — to get back at Nguyen's family, who contested his divorce of the girl's mother, Khen Kim Vu, in 2010. Hang's defense attorneys said they plan to appeal his conviction, according to the report. Read the full story on The Washington Post. Related Coverage: Report: Jury Finds Hang Guilty in Stabbing Death of 12-Year-Old Gaithersburg Girl (Aug. 15, 2012) Trial Begins For Man Charged With Killing Young Stepdaughter (Aug. 8…
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Montgomery County jury finds David Rich Hang guilty of murdering his estranged stepdaughter in her Gaithersburg home, according to news reports.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
After deliberating nearly seven hours, a Montgomery County jury Wednesday found David Rich Hang guilty of murdering his 12-year-old estranged stepdaughter by stabbing her more than 40 times, The Gazette reported. Hang, 43, of Hyattsville, was accused of stabbing to death Jessica Nguyen, a then-Gaithersburg Middle School student, at her Gaithersburg home in May 2011. According to The Gazette, prosecutors said Hang killed the child with a sword to get back at Nguyen's family, which contested his divorce of the girl's mother, Khen Kim Vu, in 2010 — a marriage Montgomery County prosecutors described as "an immigration sham type of marriage." The Nguyen family protest prevented Hang from putting his new wife on his work insurance, costing him …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
David Rich Hang is accused of murdering his 12-year-old stepdaughter, Jessica Nguyen, in her Gaithersburg home.
The trial for a man charged in the killing of his 12-year-old stepdaughter in her Gaithersburg home began Tuesday, according to a report by The Gazette. David Rich Hang, 43, was arrested and charged with the murder of Jessica Nguyen, a Gaithersburg Middle School student, on Oct. 18, 2011, nearly five months after the girl was found stabbed to death in her basement. Hang's Lawyer Brian D. Shefferman, a Montgomery County public defender, told the jury his client was nowhere near the home when Nguyen was killed on May 31, 2011. He called the incident an “unbelievable tragedy” and denied any accusation that Hang had anything to do with the crime, The Gazette reported. The 12-year-old honor roll student had been stabbed and cut more than 40 …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Courts deliberate if a restaurant that serves alcohol is liable for their patron's actions after they leave the restaurant.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Her conviction overturned, the American college student was set free today.
An Italian appeals court this afternoon overturned a 2009 guilty verdict for Amanda Knox, an American college student who has been jailed for allegedly killing her British roomate. Knox had been in jail since November of 2007. The verdict has received divided reaction. Italians outside the courtroom chanted "For shame!" after the ruling, while Knox's American supporters and family members have been overjoyed and relieved, according to a Washington Post report. What do you think? Take our poll and let us know if you think Amanda Knox is guilty or innocent.