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Jurors Deliberating in Santa Ana Brawl Case

Posted by Courtney Pilchmann | Jul 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The jurors began deliberating Wednesday following the trial of two women accused of kicking Kim Pham, 23, in the head outside The Crosby in Santa Ana. Candace Brito and Vanesa Zavala are both charged with second-degree murder in the fatal beating of Pham which has caused a stir in the community because by all accounts, Pham was the person who threw the first punch.

Witness testimony was varied on what if any role Brito and Zavala had in the death of Pham. According to the defendants own testimony they were at The Crosby celebrating a friends birthday when that friend became involved in a confrontation with Pham. Pham punched the friend and a fight ensued. Pham was knocked to the ground and those involved continued to fight with her. Brito and Zavala testified that they did not kick Pham in the head, contrary to the prosecutions theory.

Jurors are expected to continue deliberating today and can choose lesser included offenses such as voluntary or involuntary manslaughter.

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Courtney Pilchman is a certified criminal law specialist who was a Deputy District Attorney for over six years prior to becoming a criminal defense attorney. She was a member of some of the most elite prosecution units including crimes against children, family violence, and sexual assault. She pr...

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