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Man who fled to Southeast Asia is sentenced in 1983 Alhambra slaying

April 25, 2011 |  5:20 pm

A man who fled to Southeast Asia nearly 30 years ago after a 1983 slaying and jewelry theft in Alhambra was sentenced Monday to life in state prison.

Ninh Kim Nguyen, 55, was sentenced to 31 years to life on a murder charge and two years on a grand theft charge in connection with the Aug. 5, 1983, crime, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.

Nguyen was convicted in November of stabbing Bui Khuyen, then 45, and stealing jewelry from her apartment. Nguyen fled to Vietnam and Cambodia shortly after the slaying, authorities said.

He was arrested in Cambodia and extradited to the United States in 2008.

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