Thang Van Nguyen Tells Cops He Conked Wife with Meat Cleaver in Front of Son
Thang Van Nguyen allegedly attacked his wife with a meat cleaver while both their sons were home.
Garden Grove Police Department
A 46-year-old Garden Grove man showed up Garden Grove Fire Department headquarters Tuesday morning to turn himself in for "murdering" his wife with a meat cleaver—in front of their 7-year-old son, according to police.
Thang Van Nguyen was booked on suspicion of attempted murder, said Garden Grove Police Lt. Bob Bogue.
That was after the suspect took officers before 7 a.m. to his apartment in the 12700 block of Flower Street, where 44-year-old Huong Nguyen was found conscious but suffering from multiple stab wounds to her head, according to Bogue, who reports the wife was placed in a medically induced coma at UCI Medical Center in Orange "due to the dramatic brain injury."
The couple's 7-year-old son, who may have been in bed with his mother at the time of the attack, was placed in the care of an uncle, said Bogue, adding a 19-year-old son was also home but did not witness the incident.
The Nguyens were experiencing marital problems before the attack, Bogue said.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss OC Weekly's biggest stories. Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts