Friday, July 25, 2014

Two CA Women Convicted Of Killing Young Woman Writer

Pham was an aspiring writer whose work was published online and in an anthology of works by Vietnamese-American writers

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Two women accused of pummeling and kicking a 23-year-old woman who died after a fight outside a California nightclub have been convicted of felony manslaughter but acquitted on far more serious second-degree murder charges.

Pham, who went by the first name Kim, graduated from Chapman University last year and would have celebrated her first wedding anniversary last month

Candace Brito, 27, and Vanesa Zavala, 26, had pleaded not guilty in the death of Annie Hung Kim Pham, who was taken off life support after the fight outside the Santa Ana bar-restaurant in the early morning hours of Jan. 18.

Video footage of the fight was played during Candace Brito and Vanesa Zavala's two week trial which reached a verdict on Thursday

Several jurors cried openly as the verdicts were read on Thursday afternoon. The case had drawn enormous attention after Pham’s death, in part because the brawl that was captured by several bystanders on cellphone video that will provide key evidence in the case.

Two women found GUILTY of beating newly-wed to death outside a California nightclub after 'accidental photobomb' incident facing up to 11 years in prison
Candace Brito, 27, and Vanesa Zavala, 26, were found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and assault on Thursday after a two week trial
They face up to 11 years in prison but were acquitted on a far more serious charge of second-degree murder
Annie Hung Kim Pham was taken off life support days after the fight outside a Santa Ana bar-restaurant in the early morning hours of Jan. 18
The prosecutor had alleged that Pham and her friends were taking a photo outside the club when another woman bummed into her
The incident sparked a verbal fight that led to the fatal beating with video footage showing both Brito and Zavala landing blows on Pham
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 17:58 EST, 24 July 2014 | UPDATED: 23:42 EST, 24 July 2014

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