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Woman accused in Vegas manicurist’s death returned to Nevada

January 19, 2019

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 21-year-old woman accused of using a car to fatally run over a salon worker in Las Vegas after skipping out on a $35 manicure is back in Nevada after being arrested in Arizona.

Krystal Whipple waived extradition proceedings Jan. 12 after being arrested in Glendale, Arizona, and Clark County Detention Records indicate she was booked into that facility Friday.

Whipple faces murder and other charges in the Dec. 29 killing of 51-year-old Ngoc Q. Nguyen of Garden Grove, California.

Police allege Whipple tried to pay with a fraudulent credit card and that she told Nguyen that she was going to her car to get cash before killing her as she drove away in a car that investigators say was a stolen rental.

She faces a Jan. 31 preliminary hearing.

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