WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A former Coast Guard officer has been sentenced to life in prison for raping and killing a Jupiter woman.
As part of a plea deal, 27-year-old Chi Ng received a life
sentence Thursday after pleading guilty to first-degree murder. He could have faced the death penalty.
Authorities say 33-year-old Nongkran Stoll, who lived near Ng's father, had been hired to walk the father's dog. In November 2007, Ng attacked Stoll in his father's townhouse. He beat her, raped her and eventually strangled her by crushing her throat under his foot. Her body was later found in a trash can.
Stoll's husband went to the home looking for his wife, and Ng
told him she had left. But when the husband saw Stoll's shoes and a broken table inside and that Ng's hand was bleeding, he called police.