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2 Plead Not Guilty to New Charges in Kim Pham Beating Death as Gang Affiliation Alleged
Two women who have already pleaded not guilty to murder in the beating death of 23 year old Kim Pham outside a Santa Ana nightclub faced additional charges in court Friday.
Vanesa Zavala Sammy Watkins Youth Jersey and Candace Brito appeared at a preliminary hearing in Westminster on Feb. 11, 2014. (Credit: pool)
The new charges come as their attorneys said the case had been changed completely by newly reported witness statements to police that Sammy Watkins Womens Jersey Pham was accompanied by Asian gang members at the time of the Jan. 18 beating.
Office workers Brito and Zavala have been accused of fighting with Pham, who fell to the ground unconscious outside The Crosby nightclub.
Pham died several days later after being removed from life support, and the case has generated national attention.
Attorneys for Brito and Zavala have said that Pham threw the first punch, and testimony from police revealed there were conflicting accounts of how the melee began.
A mourner places a candle at the site where Kim Pham seen in the inset in a photo posted on a flyer asking witnesses to help police was beaten in Santa Ana on Jan. 18, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)
Orange County prosecutor Troy Pino has said it does not matter who started the fight, only that it led to Pham death.
Cellphone video that shows Brito and Zavala kicking Pham makes the case for murder, Pino has said.
Meanwhile, a police report cited by the Orange County Register Thursday reportedly detailed an interview with the boyfriend of a woman involved in the fight. The boyfriend reportedly said he witnessed the altercation and said those accompanying Pham yelled the name of their criminal street gang. Weekly.
He told reporters outside Friday Westminster court hearing that the fight was related, and that Brito and Zavala were attacked by a Cyrus Kouandjio Kids Jersey group that included people with affiliations with Asian gangs.
Molfetta reiterated the claim that Pham instigated the fight.
Pham grabbed the witness girlfriend hair and pulled her to the ground, prompting the fight, the boyfriend said in the police report, according to the Register.
we have here are a bunch of people that were standing in line that have affiliations to a gang at least some of them do that attacked somebody, or a group of people, for bumping into them, Molfett said. heard the prosecution talk about how Ms. Pham was www.officialauthenticbills.com/authentic-cyrus-kouandjio-jersey.html lying on her back, defenseless. I defy anybody to look at that video and to point out where that is. has said there no evidence the fight was gang related.
were peripheral fights that occurred away from this fight, and there were some statements about maybe gang slogans being uttered there, Pino said. that has nothing to do with this particular altercation between the defendants and the victim. and Brito were due to appear in court in Westminster again on Monday.