A Fountain Valley man accused of by shooting her in the head is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday for a pre-trial hearing.
According to prosecutors, Philip Ngoc Nguyen, 25, who lived with his parents in their Fountain Valley trailer, had been dating 26-year-old Uyennie Ton for about three years when Ton discovered in February that he had been having a sexual relationship with another woman.
He agreed to end the affair and then proposed to Ton, authorities said. A few days later, on Feb. 25, Nguyen is accused of inviting the second woman to his home for sex. She declined. After Nguyen's phone call to the other woman, he and Ton reportedly began arguing in his bedroom. Nguyen then killed her with a single gunshot to the head, prosecutors said.
The blast awakened Nguyen’s sleeping mother, who called 911 to report that Ton had committed suicide.
Fountain Valley police investigated the case and eventually ruled out suicide