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Man Named ‘Lucifer’ Killed Woman During Crime Spree, Authorities Say

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MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on a Minnesota man who evaded authorities for days after he allegedly killed a woman in her office (all times local):

1:45 p.m.

Bail has been set at $1.5 million for a man charged with killing a Minnesota financial adviser in her office.

Forty-four-year-old Lucifer Nguyen (wihn) made his first court appearance Tuesday. He was arrested late Monday after being on the run for days.

Nguyen is charged with murder in connection with Saturday’s killing of 48-year-old Beverly Cory. He also faces charges of aggravated robbery, burglary and kidnapping.

Prosecutors say Nguyen went into a house in the St. Paul suburb of Mendota Heights on Saturday, brandished a gun at a woman and demanded cash. Officers later got a report of what appeared to be blood seeping from underneath an office door in a nearby building. Officers found Cory dead inside.

A message left with the public defender, who appeared in court with Nguyen was not immediately returned.
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12:30 a.m.

Authorities in Minnesota say the man charged with killing a financial adviser in her office has been arrested.

The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office says 44-year-old Lucifer Nguyen (wihn) was taken into custody late Monday night. The sheriff’s office says he is being held at the Dakota County Jail.

Earlier Monday, prosecutors charged Nguyen with murder in connection with the death of 48-year-old Beverly Cory. Nguyen also faces charges of aggravated robbery, burglary and kidnapping.

Prosecutors say Nguyen went into a house in the St. Paul suburb of Mendota Heights on Saturday, brandished a gun at a woman and demanded cash. After crashing a car, he then ran into a senior living center.

Prosecutors say officers later got a report of what appeared to be blood seeping from underneath an office door in a nearby building. Officers found Cory dead inside.

An autopsy showed she died of a single gunshot to the head.

[Mugshot via Dakota County Sheriff’s Office]

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