Worcester Man Sentenced to Prison in Killing of Co-worker

March 24, 2017

March 24, 2017

For Immediate Release

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WORCESTER – A 30-year-old Worcester man, charged in the shooting death of a woman he worked with, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and other charges today in Worcester Superior Court and was sentenced to up to 26 years in state prison, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

Vu Van Ngo of 201 Dana Ave., Worcester, was sentenced to 19 years to 19 years and a day in state prison on the charge of manslaughter. He received 6 to 7 years on a charge of misleading a police investigation to be served after the completion of the 19-year sentence. Sentences of 4 to 5 years and 2 years to 2 ½ years for gun charges were ordered to be served concurrently with the manslaughter sentence by Judge Richard T. Tucker. Ngo also pleaded guilty to failing to properly secure a firearm.

The victim, Nhung Nguyen, 46, of 29 Freeland St., Worcester, was found unconscious in the parking area of the Auburn Mall on the afternoon of Feb. 18, 2014. She was transported to the UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester by Auburn Fire Department paramedics. She was pronounced dead a short time after arriving at the hospital.