Was Kim Pham Beat to Death for Accidentally Photobombing Attackers? UPDATE


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ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 19, 6 P.M.: Early Saturday morning, a brutal beating outside the Crosby in downtown Santa Ana left a woman in what news reports only described as "extremely critical condition." This afternoon, family and friends of the 23-year-old woman (who the Weekly isn't identifying at the time, per the request of her loved ones) gathered outside the Crosby to create a memorial on an electric box near where she was left unconscious, leaving flowers and poster boards that implored any witnesses to step forward.

And they bore terrible news: the young woman had passed away from her injuries.

The memorial
While there, the group vainly looked for a security camera inside nearby businesses or on top of buildings that might've captured the murder. As it stands, Santa Ana police only know that the assailants were three women and two men, all Latinos, and that witnesses recorded and took photos of the assault.

"They need more surveillance down here," said one young man at the scene. He wore a visitor sticker of the hospital where the young woman had been on life support since Saturday. She had been declared brain dead.

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