Fil-Am father calls for justice after stabbing death of daughter

MILPITAS, Calif. – Kevin Van Nguyen was arrested last Tuesday on suspicion of the stabbing death of 20-year-old Filipino-American Danica Bascos.

A day earlier, first responders were called to Bascos’ Milpitas neighborhood after the victim was found unresponsive in bed with multiple stab wounds to her back.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

A neighbor was able to identify Nguyen in a line-up, based on surveillance video.

A previous report against Nguyen was filed after an altercation involving Nguyen, Bascos and her new boyfriend John Souza.

Milpitas police arrested Nguyen at his San Jose home and found a bloody sweatshirt, two knives, gloves, and the victim’s bloody cell phone.

According to media reports Nguyen demanded Bascos to break up with her new boyfriend.

According to police reports, Nguyen said demons made him kill Bascos. He also stated that he was “mad” she lied to him about cheating on him.

A GoFundMe account that was set up to pay for Bascos’ funeral services continues to receive donations.

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“I’m really thankful for all our friends and relatives,” said Danica’s father Daniel Bascos. “They give us their full support. We try our best to seek justice for our daughter.”

Nguyen is being held without bail and faces charges of murder and battery. During last Thursday’s arraignment at the Santa Clara County Superior Court, he did not enter a plea. Nguyen is due back in court this Friday, October 16th at 9AM.

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  • Generoso Magaoay
    17 October 2015 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    An eye for an eye…tooth for tooth! We can all unite together that the death penalty is well justified on this one…if the suspect was able to plan and gather all the tools before executing his plan, then the demon excuses should not pass…even the blind mouse could feel the “bullshit” out of it…

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