January 24, 2014, Santa Ana, California (KTLA) — A second woman was arrested Friday morning and a third woman was being sought in connection with a violent beating outside a Santa Ana nightclub that left a 23-year-old Westminister woman dead, authorities announced during a news conference Friday afternoon.
Kim Pham, 23, was brutally beaten outside The Crosby early Saturday morning following a verbal and physical confrontation with three women, according to Santa Ana Police Chief Carlos Rojas.
Pham was pronounced dead on Tuesday after being taken off life support.
Vanesa Zavala, 25, was arrested and later pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in Pham’s death. She was being held on $1 million bail.
The second suspect taken into custody was only identified by the police chief as a 27-year-old woman from Santa Ana.
Police were still looking for the third unidentified woman in connection with the deadly beating. She was being considered a person of interest, according to Chief Rojas.
Authorities initially said that five people were being sought in the beating, but the police chief clarified on Friday that only three women were believed to be involved in the incident.
Police said they were still conducting their investigation.
Anyone with information about this case or videos of the incident was asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS.
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