Las Vegas woman sent to prison for fatally running over nail salon manager

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A Las Vegas woman who fatally ran over a nail salon manager after failing to pay a $35 manicure bill was sentenced to prison on Friday.

Krystal Whipple initially pleaded guilty to second-degree murder after admitting she killed Nhu Nguyen outside Crystal Nails and Spa in Las Vegas in December 2018.

A judge sentenced Whipple to 10 to 25 years in prison for the murder.

Her guilty plea allowed her to avoid trial for charges of felony murder, burglary, robbery and a stolen vehicle.

Investigators said the 23-year-old tried to pay her bill with a fake credit card. Whipple had told Nguyen she was just going to her car to get some cash, police said at the time.

Instead, she hopped in her black Chevrolet Camaro and began driving away. Nguyen chased her, jumped in front of the car and Whipple accelerated, striking the beautician and running her over, police said.

Cops later said the black Chevrolet Camaro was stolen from a rental company.

Whipple fled Nevada and was eventually arrested in Phoenix, Arizona.

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