Jail records: Woman accused of striking, killing nail salon worker with car is back in Las Vegas

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Krystal Whipple, the woman, arrested for striking and killing a nail salon worker with her car is back in Las Vegas.  Records from the Clark County Detention Center show Whipple was booked into the facility on Friday, which means she has been extradited from Phoenix, Ariz. where she was arrested.

Whipple, who had been on the run for nearly two weeks, was arrested by the FBI in Phoenix.  She is facing charges of burglary, robbery with a deadly weapon and murder with a deadly weapon.

According to officers, on Sat. Dec. 29,  after getting a manicure at a nail salon located in the 4900 block of West Flamingo Road, Whipple left the business when her credit card was declined.  Metro said she told the staff that she would get cash from her vehicle to pay the bill but instead drove off without paying.

The victim, 51-year-old Ngoc Q. Nguyen of Garden Grove, California, ran in front of the suspect’s car to stop her, but Whipple did not stop and struck Nguyen with her car. Nguyen, a mother of three, died.

Metro says Whipple, 21, was driving a stolen car which they later recovered at a nearby apartment complex.  Court records show Whipple has a prior conviction for stealing a vehicle in 2016. 

Since Whipple waived her extradition hearing, during her first appearance Monday, a judge told her that the state of Nevada had 30 days to come and pick her up and return her to Las Vegas. 

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