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Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Co-Founder Of Plaxo Kills Ex-Wife's Husband
The co-founder of pre-Facebook social network Plaxo has been charged with murdering his ex-wife's new husband.
Minh Nguyen, 38, allegedly shot Corey Mattison two months after he married Denise Nguyen, having broken into the new couple's townhouse in Ashburn, Virginia.
Two of Nguyen's three children with Denise were present at the time of the shooting at 9.30pm on Thursday, police said.
Denise walked in with the third child during the attack, according to the
London County Sheriff's Office
Nobody else was injured in the attack, the report said, and Nguyen was arrested without incident.
He was charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bond.
Mattison, who had two elementary-school-aged children of his own, was a project manager at a glass construction company based in Washington, D.C.,
His colleagues told the station Mattison spent a lot of time with his children as well as Nguyen's.
'Corey and his wife would go to a baseball game with the kids, and [Nguyen] would blow up,' his colleague Rick Knutson told the station.
'He would try to prevent them from taking the kids anywhere. The guy seemed to be a little unstable.'
Nguyen, a major figure in the US technology business, co-founded Plaxo in 2002 with Sean Parker, Facebook's first president. The site has since been bought by Comcast.
The social network described itself as the 'world's leading online address book, storing over 50 million address books with 3.7 billion contacts.'
Nguyen, graduated from George Mason University with a degree in Multimedia Design in 1997, is based in Washington, D.C.
Having started out as an interface programmer at AOL, Nguyen's post-Plaxo career saw him take up advising roles at numerous apps and websites.
In 2012, he became the founding CEO of App Press, which provided tools for designers to build, manage and deploy apps.
He is currently an advisor to for at least three tech firms and the chairman of Syllabuster, a mobile platform for students and teachers.
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