Richmond man sentenced to 35 years in prison after he killed wife and fled with kids

RICHMOND, Texas (KTRK) -- A Richmond man is sentenced to 35 years in prison for killing his wife in 2019, Fort Bend County's Domestic Violence Division Chief Chad Bridges announced.

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On April 9, 2019, deputies began investigating a homicide at a home on Mustang Pointe after a family member called for a welfare check.

When deputies arrived, they found the body of Jenihonganh Thuy Nguyen inside the home, but her husband and children were nowhere to be found.

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Quang Do pleaded guilty in November 2021 to shooting his wife with a pistol.

After killing his wife, Do fled to Louisiana but was apprehended by the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office and was brought back to Texas.

The 41-year-old appeared in court on March 30 for a hearing.

Do's attorney argued that he had mental deficiencies, but a prior examination by Fort Bend Behavioral Health Services showed that Do was competent and sane.

"Quang Do murdered his wife in her sleep, leaving her two children without a mother and her family without a daughter and sister," said Bridges.

Do also claimed his mental health issues earned him a punishment consistent with a charge of voluntary manslaughter. Judge Carter disagreed and sentenced Do to 35 years in prison.

"Domestic violence often occurs behind closed doors, is painful, and sometimes deadly. We must be a voice for these victims when their abusers have silenced them. If they cannot speak, we will be heard loud and clear," said District Attorney Brian Middleton.
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