Update: Wichita woman charged in fatal stabbing case


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — Friday afternoon, Latoya McCurn, 34, appeared before a Sedgwick County judge and was charged with the death of 49-year-old Hung Nguyen of Wichita.

The charge is murder in the first degree; intentional and premeditated. The judge set her bond at $250,000.

McCurn’s next court date is set for September 2 at 1:30 p.m.

Police say a Wichita woman is in jail on suspicion of first-degree murder after a man’s body was found in an alley Tuesday afternoon.

A passerby found the body of 49-year-old Hung Nguyen of Wichita behind a business in the 7800 block of East Harry around 4:30 p.m. The passerby, who thought Nguyen had been shot, called 911.

Latoya McCurn (Photo courtesy Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office)

As the Wichita Police Department detectives investigated the death, they learned Nguyen had been seen with a woman earlier in the day. They say the woman was identified as Latoya McCurn, 34. They contacted her and took her into custody.

Police believe Nguyen and McCurn were strangers and that McCurn stabbed Nguyen after he upset her.

A police spokesperson says McCurn has a criminal history of various crimes in Texas. She was
recently released from prison in Texas on previous arson-related charges.

Police say they will present the case to the district attorney’s office.

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