LAS VEGAS — A woman who fatally ran over a Las Vegas nail salon manager after trying to skip out on a $35 manicure bill has been sentenced to up to 25 years in prison.
Krystal Whipple, 23, had pleaded guilty to second-degree murder after admitting she killed Nhu Nguyen outside Crystal Nails and Spa in Las Vegas in December 2018.
The judge sentenced Whipple to 10 to 25 years in prison for the murder.
Investigators said Whipple tried to pay her bill with a fake credit card and when it was rejected, she told Nguyen she had to go to her car to get some cash, police said.
Instead, Whipple hopped in her black Chevrolet Camaro and began speeding away. Nguyen, who had followed Whipple outside with another store employee, gave chase and jumped in front of the car. Whipple accelerated, striking the beautician, running her over and dragging her across the parking lot, police said.
Cops later said the black Chevrolet Camaro had been stolen from a rental company.
Whipple fled Nevada and headed to California and was eventually arrested a month later in Phoenix, Arizona.