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David Rich Hang arrested in murder of Jessica Nguyen

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Montgomery County Police are expected to release more details Wednesday about the brutal slaying of a 12-year-old girl killed in May in Montgomery County.

Police arrested the child's stepfather, David Rich Hang, in connection with her murder.(Photo: Montgomery County Police)

Police announced Tuesday night that they arrested the stepfather of Jessica Nguyen in connection with her May 31 murder.

Police arrested David Rich Hang, 42, on Tuesday on a first-degree murder warrant.

Authorities will hold a news conference Wednesday on the case.

Court records shows Hang and Jessica Nguyen's mother spent the past year in divorce proceedings.

At the Montgomery club apartments where Hang lived, his neighbors expressed shock and disgust when told he is charged with fatally stabbing the girl.

In the townhome development where the murder took place, residents spent months wondering about their safety.

Jessica was found slain on May 31 in a basement in the townhouse she lived in, in the 700 block of Raven Avenue, Gaithersburg.

Jessica was a straight-A honor roll student at Gaithersburg Middle School.

View the Facebook page that was created for Jessica.

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