LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 21-year-old Las Vegas woman pleaded not guilty and lost a bid to be freed from jail in the death of a salon worker who tried to stop her from skipping out on a $35 manicure.
A judge on Tuesday rejected a request from Krystal Whipple's attorney, Timothy Treffinger, to set bail at $100,000 and house arrest pending trial next April in the death of 51-year-old Ngoc Q. Nguyen of Garden Grove, California.
A prosecutor noted Whipple fled after video aired widely last December showing the deadly confrontation in the salon parking lot.
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Whipple was arrested in January in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, Arizona.
Police say Whipple tried to pay for her manicure with a fraudulent credit card before running Nguyen over with a car stolen from a rental agency.