Daughter pleads for answers in mother's, stepdad's deaths

By Ashley Nix

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Flowers were placed in front of Top Perfect Nail Salon in memory of the owner and his common law wife, killed in their shop. Sixty-year-old Jacky Nuguyen and Nhut Phan were found Monday morning shot to death.  Phan's daughter Thao made a tearful plea to the public for answers.

"My family never did nothing to nobody.  My mom has gone through so much, but I hope somebody know something.  Please come out, please call Birmingham Police Department," Phan said.

Parents Against Violence, along with about 20 family friends and customers, were on hand to show support.

"This is so unnecessary," said Carolyn Johnson with Parents Against Violence.  "We don't need this taking place in our community.  We have hard working people trying to make a living and this is what they have to fall to."

Candles were lit in honor of the victims, many finding it difficult to hold back tears.  "The only way the violence is going to stop is if we talk.  Somebody need to say something.  What they saw, what they heard, don't be afraid to step up," said friend Brenda Ward.

Thao Phan says her parents were giving and never hurt anyone.  She's begging for someone to come forward.  "They don't deserve this, they never did."

If you have any information please call Birmingham (205) 254-1764 or Crime Stoppers (205) 254-7777.