Man found guilty of first-degree murder in Winston-Salem woman’s death

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A man has been found guilty of shooting and killing a woman in Winston-Salem nearly three years ago.

Anthony Vinh Nguyen, 24, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2013 death of Shelia Pace Gooden, according to Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O’Neill.

Nguyen was one of two suspects arrested in 2013 in connection to the crime. He could face the death penalty, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.

In October 2013, a man told police he was at a home at 700 Magnolia Street with his mother when two men broke into the home around 11:30 p.m.

Gooden, who lived there, was shot multiple times during the incident and died at the scene.

The son said he escaped out the back door and called the police. Officers said they arrived within “seconds” and surrounded the house, but said the suspects had already fled the area.