A threat and a shot
On June 13, 19-year-old Nhuan Nguyen was shot and killed while smoking a cigarette on her Dorchester porch after three men in a red Nissan Maxima drove by the home, started an argument with the 4-foot-9-inch young woman, and threatened her life. Her brother, On Nguyen, blamed himself for her murder, saying his sister paid the price for his drug deal gone bad. The murder made front-page headlines because, at the time, the homicide brought the total for the year to 30, six ahead of the pace in 2005.
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(Globe Staff Photo / John Tlumacki)