The defense and prosecution finished their closing arguments in the Kim Pham trial today. The three-hour court session capped a trial that has now gone on for exactly two weeks. Jury deliberation should begin this afternoon, following final jury instruction from Judge Thomas Goethals after lunch.
The Kim Pham trial is nearing its end as the prosecution and half of the defense made their closing statements today after less than two weeks in trial. Deputy District Attorney Troy Pino addressed the jury first, following Judge Thomas Goethals' morning jury instructions. He reiterated a theme tha ... More >>
The defense in the Kim Pham trial rested today after testimony by Candace Brito, one of the two defendants in the murder case and the only witness to take the stand today. Closing arguments will be made tomorrow. The jury is expected to retire to deliberation tomorrow afternoon or Wednesday morning.
25-year-old Vanesa Zavala took the stand in her own defense this afternoon after witnessing six days of testimony against her. The accused mother, who has thus far been fairly muted in court, spoke softly but firmly while being questioned by her defense attorney, Kenneth Reed.
The Orange County District Attorney's case against Candace Brito and Vanesa Zavala for the murder of Kim Pham is expected to end as early as today, as the glut of Pham's personal friends have now finished their testimony. In total, the prosecution called over a dozen witnesses, including first respo ... More >>
The prosecution in the Kim Pham trial closed the first two days of its case today with two more new videos of the altercation and testimony from the third witness not to have an affiliation with either Pham's or Vanesa Zavala and Candace Brito's groups. The takeaway: All three of the unaffiliated wi ... More >>
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