DUI Arrest in OC Unmasked No. Cal Killer in Dispute Over Vietnam

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Hoa Tran might still be roaming free if he hadn't driven a vehicle in Orange County while intoxicated in 2008.

But the DUI arrest wasn't Tran's biggest problem.

For five years, the Vietnamese immigrant had been wanted by police in Oakland for murdering another immigrant in a late-night bar fight over differing opinions about an area in their native Vietnam.

Tran, then 24 years old, won the debate after going to his car, retrieving a handgun, shooting the other man, 26-year-old Tho Van Tu, and fleeing.

He'd managed to elude police detectives by successfully assuming his own brother's identity and moving to Orange County. But fingerprint check during his DUI arrest unmasked Tran, who also has a robbery conviction. He was shipped back to Oakland for trial. 

Last week, a jury bought Tran's alcohol defense and convicted him of second-degree murder, according to the Oakland Tribune

He faces a punishment of up to 40 years in a California prison.

--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly

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orangecountyatty
orangecountyatty

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Santana Orale Jr.
Santana Orale Jr.

Orale way. These asian chavalas don't know whas appening in the hood ese. We don't fake it, we just take it....orale! way. Stacking ese, stacking.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Nothing more pathetic than someone pretending to be a lowlife...

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nguyen
nguyen

They weren't even born before 1975..

hitler
hitler

fucking immigrants

Runv310
Runv310

stupid fuck shoulda blasts nazis instead his own race

Julia Simmons
Julia Simmons

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