MINNEAPOLIS – A man suspected of killing a Minnesota financial adviser in her office over the weekend was charged with murder Monday, as authorities warned the public that he remained on the run and should be considered armed and dangerous.
Lucifer Nguyen, 44, of New Hope, is charged in Saturday’s killing of 48-year-old Beverly Cory, who was found with a gunshot wound to the head.
Nguyen also faces aggravated robbery, burglary and kidnapping charges after a series of events that began with a home invasion and armed holdup at a nearby home and ended with Nguyen killing Cory as he was running from police and fleeing in her car, according to a criminal complaint.
Police have said there is no known connection between Nguyen and Cory, who lived in Maplewood.
Nguyen still could be in the Twin Cities metro area, authorities said, adding that he might be on foot, taking public transportation or asking others for rides.
According to the criminal complaint, Nguyen approached the front door of a home in the St. Paul suburb of Mendota Heights on Saturday morning and asked the woman who lived there if it was the “Miller” residence. The woman said it was not and Nguyen drove away.
But Nguyen returned a short time later while the woman was in her bedroom with her 2-year-old grandchild. He came in, showed a gun and demanded cash —…