Mother Pleads Guilty in Upper Makefield Tragedy, Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Upper Makefield in Pennsylvania is reeling from a tragic incident involving a mother’s unthinkable actions. Trinh Nguyen was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to the murders of her two children, Jeffrey Tini and Nelson Tini. Edward Tini, the father of the boys, has since filed a wrongful death lawsuit against his ex-wife for their untimely deaths.

The lawsuit, filed in Bucks County Common Pleas court, seeks more than $50,000 in damages. Edward Tini is requesting reimbursement for funeral costs, estate administration expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Additionally, the suit argues that under the Pennsylvania Slayer Statute, Nguyen is ineligible to receive any benefits from her son Nelson’s estate due to her conviction for murder.

Nguyen’s actions shocked the Upper Makefield community, where the family resided. The motive behind the murders remains unclear, but they occurred just before Nguyen and her sons were set to be evicted from their rented home for unpaid rent amounting to over $11,000. Following the tragic event, Nguyen was arrested in the parking lot of a nearby church while allegedly in a state of heroin-induced suicide attempt.

After being involuntarily committed to Norristown State Psychiatric Hospital for treatment, Nguyen was deemed mentally competent to stand trial. She is currently serving her sentence at the State Correctional Institution in Muncy. The tragic incident has left the community grappling with the loss of two young lives and seeking answers as to what led to such a devastating outcome.

As the legal proceedings continue, Edward Tini seeks justice for his sons and closure for himself and his family. The details of this heartbreaking case continue to unfold, shedding light on the profound impact of domestic violence and mental health issues on families and communities.