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Nhu Nguyen: Alleged T shooter arraigned in former friend’s murder

An ongoing argument over money between two friends led to the fatalshooting of a 19-year-old at the Savin Hill T station, prosecutors saidyesterday.

An ongoing argument over money between two friends led to the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old at the Savin Hill T station, prosecutors said yesterday.



Nhu Nguyen, 19, of Dorchester, and Derek Matulina were friends until they began arguing when Nguyen believed Matulina owed him from a drug transaction, authorities said.



The two crossed paths by chance May 7 at the T stop and Matulina hit Nguyen in the head with a padlock tied to a handkerchief. That’s when Nguyen shot him in the chest, authorities said.



He was ordered held on $100,000 cash bail after pleading not guilty during his arraignment in superior court.

 
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