ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Montgomery County man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the killing of his 12-year-old stepdaughter.

David Rich Hang was sentenced Monday in Montgomery County Circuit Court after a jury found him guilty in August of first-degree murder.

Prosecutors say Hang, 43, killed Jessica Nguyen last year out of anger at the girl’s family.

He had married the child’s mother in a sham arrangement, but prosecutors say he had grown estranged from the woman, and was desperate to end the marriage and was upset over money he felt he was owed.

John McCarthy, the county’s top prosecutor, calls the crime a “brutal murder” and says he’s pleased with the sentence.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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