Friday, May 24, 2013
Police: A hatchet was used to kill the victim.
A 20-year-old man whom police say called them to report a home burglary has been charged with homicide in the death of another man whose body was found in a wooded area nearby. The suspect, Claude Alexander Allen, told police that someone tried breaking into his residence and that he killed the intruder, Montgomery County police said. Police identified the victim as Michael Phillip Harvey, 25, of an unconfirmed address. Harvey’s body was located behind the residence, according to police spokesperson Angela Cruz. Officers responded to the call of a burglary in the 7200 block of Cliff Pine Drive at approximately 12:09 a.m., police said. Police say there was no actual burglary and that the caller and the victim knew each other. The extent of …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Police said the Damascus resident ran one man down with his car, targeted another.
A Damascus man has pleaded guilty to second-degree depraved heart murder in connection to the December hit-and-run death of a Potomac man in Gaithersburg, the Montgomery County State's Attorney's office said. "Depraved heart murder is the reckless action and wonton disregard for human life that a defendant takes or has towards another," according to a release from the State's Attorney's office. Fernando Josue Valenzuela, 20, of the unit block of Valley Park Court in Damascus, faces up to 20 years in prison. Under the plea agreement, he will not be tried on the original charges of one count of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder. In March, Valenzuela was charged in the death of Billie Jay Genies, 34, of the …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Montgomery County police are investigating the death as a homicide.
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- Greg Cohen
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Montgomery County police are investigating the early Wednesday vehicle-related death of a 34-year-old man in Gaithersburg as a homicide. Police responded to the report of a pedestrian struck on West Diamond Avenue at 1:17 a.m. and found a deceased victim at 211 West Diamond Avenue, police said. A surviving, 34-year-old victim was found a short distance away. The surviving 34-year-old told police he and his brother — the deceased — were given a ride by subjects in a black Honda Civic earlier in the morning, police said. As they were walking along West Diamond Avenue, they were struck by a black Honda Civic, police said. The surviving victim told police he believes it was the same car he rode in earlier in the evening. The brothers had been …
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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- Greg Cohen
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, May 8, 2012
Five things to help you through your Tuesday.
1. Selling your house? The real estate market is on the rise in the Kentlands, Lakelands, and Quince Orchard Park neighborhoods, according to a report by The Town Courier. 2. In a Cinco De Mayo showdown, the Wootton boys' lacrosse team fell to LaxPower.com's No. 7-ranked Winters Mill, 16-13. A day earlier, Quince Orchard was defeated by Potomac's Churchill High School, 10-5. Wootton wraps up the regular season versus Poolesville today, while QO travels to Sherwood. 3. On Friday, Quince Orchard High School honored its athletes who will continue their careers in college next year with a "Signing Day" celebration. Check out a list of where the QO athletes are headed in for college. 4. In case you missed it: A 55-year-old Gaithersburg man …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Son killed in Saturday night shooting.
Update, 3:01 p.m.: Montgomery County Police identified the victim of the Saturday night shooting death as Matthew Eugene Price. His father, Wayne Matthew Price, 55, has been charged with first-degree murder, police said. His bail review is set for 1 p.m. Monday. Police added new details to what they released earlier. Sixth District Police officers as well as fire and rescue personnel were sent to an apartment parking lot in the 7900 block of Spiceberry Circle in Gaithersburg about 8:44 p.m. Saturday. Matthew Price, 23, was found lying on the pavement in front of the building, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the chest, police said. Fire and rescue personnel attempted life-saving efforts but he was pronounced dead at the scene…
Friday, May 27, 2011
Prosecutor asks for mental evaluation of suspect, who is wanted by immigration agents.
The 29-year-old man charged in Wednesday night’s fatal stabbing in North Potomac tried to stab himself when confronted by police that night after he fled the scene, according to documents filed in Montgomery County District Court. Carlos Tiul-Tiul has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Tomas Mo-Choc, 27, who lived at the residence in the 14100 block of Travilah Road. Police charging documents filed in Montgomery County District Court describe the following scenario: Co-workers were gathered around the dining room table at around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday when Tiul-Tiul stabbed Mo-Choc several times “without provocation” in the back and abdomen. Their employer called police, who found Tiul-Tiul walking down …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Carols Tiul was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.
Update, May 27, 10 a.m.: Montgomery County police have charged Carlos Tiul, 29, with first-degree murder for the fatal stabbing that occurred at a North Potomac residence on Wednesday night. Police say they have identified the victim as Tomas Mo-Choc, 27, 0f the 14100 block of Travilah Road. Since being charged on Thursday, police have held Tiul on a no-bond status. Tiul's bond hearing is set for Friday afternoon. Police do not know Tiul's address. Detectives say they have determined that Mo-Choc was stabbed with a knife. Original Post, May 26, 2:30 a.m.: One man is dead and another is in custody after an argument turned deadly Wednesday night in North Potomac, police said. Montgomery County police and fire and rescue personnel found a …