A 25-year-old woman appeared in court Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in the death of Kim Pham, who was fatally beaten outside a nightclub in Santa Ana.
Meanwhile, the Santa Ana City Council on Tuesday evening approved a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the “outstanding suspects,” according to a city news release. A business coalition called Downtown Inc. was also offering a $5,000 reward.
A friend of Pham told the Los Angeles Times that the argument began when Pham accidentally walked into the frame of a photo that the attackers were posing for. One of the attackers’ cellphones was recovered from the scene, the friend told the newspaper.
Kacey Montoya reports from Santa Ana for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.