Weston Murder Suspect in Court
- The man accused of killing his girlfriend in Weston earlier this month appeared in court Thursday.
21-year-old Richi Vue admitted to shooting Lee Xiong in her bedroom October 13th.
She lived at the Aspen Apartments in Weston-- with her mom and siblings.
Vue faces 5 felony charges, including 1st degree murder.
He’s being held on a $1,000,000 cash bond.
A judge rescheduled his preliminary hearing to November 20th at 11 a.m.
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