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March 3, 2014 at 4:38 PM

$2 million bail for suspect in West Seattle slaying

Bail was set today at $2 million for a 20-year-old man accused of the December slaying of a West Seattle woman in her home.

Forty-six-year-old Nga Thi Nguyen’s body was discovered Dec. 14 after her daughter arrived home in the 5900 block of Highpoint Drive Southwest and found the front door unlocked and blood inside. Nguyen died of blunt force head injuries and strangulation, the King County Medical Examiner’s Office determined.

At about 11 a.m. Saturday, the 20-year-old suspect was arrested at his home in the 10700 block of 18th Avenue Southwest in White Center, according to Seattle police Det. Jeff Kappel.

The suspect is the ex-boyfriend of Nguyen’s daughter and has a history of stalking her, according to a probable-cause affidavit outlining the police case. Shortly after the incident he was interviewed and denied having been in the home since October, but after his arrest police said he admitted to breaking into the apartment and killing her, according to the affidavit.

No other suspects are being sought in the case, Kappel said.

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