Friday, July 2, 2010

Pharmacy student sentenced for killing mother

This is a sad story of a pharmacy student who literally took things into his own hands. It sounds like this Asian American student had a parent who put too much pressure on him to become a physician instead of a pharmacist.
A pharmacy student was sentenced today to six years in state prison for strangling and killing his mother after becoming angry that she disapproved of his pharmacy studies and wanted him to become a physician. Son Richard Lam Nguyen, 31, Garden Grove, was convicted by a jury March 23, 2010, of one felony count of voluntary manslaughter. The defendant is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor of Science in biology. At the time of the crime, he was a first-year student at Ross University in Dominica, located in the Caribbean, studying to be a pharmacist. 
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