Minh Nguyen, who co-founded the contact management and social networking startup Plaxo (along with Sean Parker), has been charged with first-degree murder, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
DCInno and NBC Washington both reported the victim’s identity as Corey Mattison, who recently married Nguyen’s ex-wife.
The sheriff’s office says Nguyen entered his ex-wife’s home in Ashburn, Virginia on Thursday night, where he allegedly shot and killed Mattison. Although two children were home at the time, and Nguyen’s ex-wife and another child returned home during the shooting, no one else was injured.
Besides being the co-founder of Plaxo (which was acquired by Comcast in 2008), Nguyen’s LinkedIn profile also lists him as a venture advisor at TandemNSI (an organization that connects entrepreneurs with government agencies), founder and chairman at startup Syllabuster (which appears to be defunct), and founding CEO at app creation platform App Press. His career in tech goes back to working at AOL (which now owns TechCrunch) during the early 1990s.
Come on guys! Reminds me of Pinkberry founder, Young Lee, who almost killed a homeless man for talking to his wife. Boys, chill!!