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Man charged with 2011 Tyrrell County murder found guilty of manslaughter


A man charged with a 2011 murder in Tyrrell County is heading to prison.

On Thursday, a jury found 27-year-old Vinh Nguyen guilty of manslaughter. Nguyen will spend the next 64 to 86 months behind bars for his part in the death of 43-year-old Thuyen Dang Cao.

On August 7, 2011 Cao was found in the front yard of his Columbia home with stab wounds. Cao was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Nguyen was found hiding in a nearby home when deputies found him.

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By Wnct Staff

COLUMBIA, N.C. – The Tyrrell County Sheriff’s Office says a man was arrested and charged with murder on Sunday night.

Officials say they were called to 2994 Riverneck Road in Columbia. When they arrived they found the victim, Thuyen Dang Cao, 43, in the front yard with stab wounds. Cao was taken to Chowan Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Deputies say they found a suspect hiding out at a house nearby. The suspect, Vinh V. Nguyen, 27, was charged with murder. Nguyen was held without bond and is expected in court on Monday.

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