Lawsuit Filed In Thrown-Out Worcester Confession, After Woman Spent almost 3 Years in Jail

A 21-year-old woman is suing the city of Worcester after she spent almost three years in jail before being freed on a charge of murdering her toddler son.

As a teenager in 2008, Nga Truong, a Vietnamese-American, was sent to jail to await trial after she allegedly confessed to detectives that she had smothered her 13-month-old son.


But videotape of the police interrogation convinced a judge that Truong’s so-called confession was the product of coercive police tactics. David Boeri first reported this story last year after he successfully fought in court to obtain sound and video of the entire interrogation.