Man Sentenced To Life For Double Homicide
An Amarillo man is facing life in prison for a 2014 double homicide.
A Potter County jury found Nga Lone Aungis (NH-LONE AUNG) guilty Friday.
At midnight on June 7, 2014, a 15-year-old female called police after hearing gunshots in her backyard and then inside the house. She also reported hearing her mother’s voice and an unknown Asian male’s voice shouting over one another. Next, the caller told police she heard her mother say “please, no” and then more gunshots.
Soon afterward, she went out of her room and found her mother in the living having been shot several times.
When police arrived at s home in the 1200 block of Jasmine, they discovered the girl’s father deceased on the back porch. The female victim was taken to a local hospital where she died from her wounds.
The intruder was determined to have made entry on the property by climbing the fence from the alley into the back yard.
Aung was quickly determined as a suspect based on communications made with the female victim on Facebook.
Amarillo Police Department Special Crimes Investigators were able to obtain an arrest warrant for Aung for capital murder of multiple persons.
Aung was arrested in Liberal Kansas where Liberal Police found him driving through town and He was extradited to Amarillo for trial.
The State did not seek the death penalty, making the defendant’s punishment life in prison with no opportunity for parole.