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NOPD: Two face charges in murder-for-hire scheme

Khoi Quang Hoang (NOPD photo) Khoi Quang Hoang (NOPD photo)
Charity Nguyen (NOPD photo) Charity Nguyen (NOPD photo)

Two people face charges in an alleged murder-for-hire scheme in the Vivant area of eastern New Orleans, says police.

FOX 8 received this news release from the New Orleans Police Dept. Friday evening:

Today Members of the NOPD's Special Operations Division arrested 35-year-old Charity Nguyen (female) and 35-year-old Khoi Quang Hoang (male) at a residence in the 5400 block of Provincial Place in New Orleans East. The pair was arrested for the roles they played in the fatally wounding of 44-year-old Lien Nguyen, which occurred April 23, 2013 in the 4200 block of McCoy Street in Eastern New Orleans.

Detective Gregory Hamilton was able to develop the pair as a Suspects through citizen involvement. Both Nguyen and Hoang solicited a man to murder Lien Nguyen for possible financial gain. Charity Nguyen and Lien were romantically involved prior to Nguyen's death.

Charity Nguyen was booked into Central Lockup and charged with Principal to 2nd Degree Murder and Khoi Quang Hoang was charged with Solicitation for Murder.

Khoi Quang Hoang has been previously for Attempted 1st Degree Murder and Disturbing the Peace. Charity Nguyen had no prior record.

This investigation is still ongoing.

Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 for the information leading to the arrest and indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at .

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