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Former NCSU baseball player slain in Virginia home

Posted January 20, 2015

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— A former baseball player at North Carolina State University was shot and killed in his Virginia home last week, and authorities have charged his wife's ex-husband in the crime.

Police said Minh D. Nguyen, 38, burst into an Ashburn home on Jan. 15 and opened fire. Corey Mattison, 37, a Burlington native who pitched at N.C. State from 1998 to 2001, was killed.

Nguyen was previously married to Mattison's wife, Denise.

Two of Denise Mattison's children were home at the time, but they were unharmed. She returned home with a third child during the incident, authorities said, and they also weren't harmed.

Nguyen is charged with first-degree murder and using a firearm during the commission of a felony. He was being held without bond in the Loudoun County jail.

Nguyen may best be known as co-founder of Plaxo, an address book software company in Sunnyvale, Calif., that Comcast acquired in 2008. His LinkedIn profile most recently lists him as an adviser to technology companies in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco.

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  • Bobby Medlin Jan 21, 2015
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    This guy needed therapy to get over his wife, had the money for it yet didn't. Mental illness is everywhere.

  • mjpack3 Jan 20, 2015

    Yet another needless act of violence. So sad.

    Condolences to the Mattison family.

  • BISHOP5 Jan 20, 2015

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    +1

  • BISHOP5 Jan 20, 2015

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    +1

    RIP

  • mittnfriends Jan 20, 2015

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    Looks like a mugshot to me.

    Once you read the article, it's not hard to tell that the guy pictured looks more like a Nguyen than a Mattison.

    But, I guess out of everything that is wrong in this world, not confusing those who only read the headlines is at the top of the list of things needing fixed.

  • mittnfriends Jan 20, 2015

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    From the article: "Two of Denise Mattison's children were home at the time, but they were unharmed. She returned home with a third child during the incident, authorities said, and they also weren't harmed".It doesn't explicitly say who the father of those children are, but if Nguyen had children with the lady then I would think the two would have stayed in contact.

  • heelsforever Jan 20, 2015

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    Agree. Maybe it's just me, but don't give this sad person's face any play. Include a photo of the victim or no photo at all.

  • 678devilish Jan 20, 2015

    Another domestic violence case. Some people do not know how to move on. Just wondering if the wife still had contact with her ex. That would have been a problem. My condolences to all family and friends.

  • Jim Pomeranz Jan 20, 2015

    While the headline is for local interest, the photo is not that of the former NCSU baseball player, but the way the story is presented one would think the photo is that of the baseball player. How about: Plaxo co-founder kills former NCSU baseball player. Or something like that.

  • SAY 'WHAT" ONE MORE TIME! Jan 20, 2015

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    Nope, not funny at all.

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