Lucifer Nguyen Pleads Guilty to Murder, Robbery After Crime Spree Last Summer

June 27, 2018 06:54 PM

The man charged with the murder of a 48-year-old woman in Mendota Heights last July has pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder and two counts of first-degree aggravated robbery.

Lucifer Nguyen is expected to be sentenced at 9 a.m. Friday.


"Under this plea agreement, Lucifer Nguyen will be sentenced to over 45 years in prison," Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom said in a press release announcing the verdict. "If he complies with all requirements of his confinement, he could be released under supervision following 30 years in prison."

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Nguyen was charged with the murder of Beverly Cory, whom authorities say was shot July 29 as part of a crime spree he embarked on before finally being caught three days later.

He told the judge Tuesday that he remembers being angry, but doesn't recall all of the events that occurred over that timespan.

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He said he believes his memory loss stems from hitting his head in a car crash while he was fleeing police.


Jessica Miles and Frank Rajkowski

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