Two women charged with killing a woman outside a Santa Ana nightclub were in court Tuesday, but the hearing to determine whether there’s enough evidence to prosecute them was postponed to Monday.
Candace Marie Brito, 27, and Vanesa Tapia Zavala, 25, have been charged with murder in the death of Kim Pham.
The 23-year-old from Huntington Beach was taken off life support days after she was pronounced brain-dead following the Jan. 18 melee outside The Crosby nightclub.
Video of the incident and testimony from five Santa Ana police officers are expected to be presented at Monday’s preliminary hearing in Westminster.
Attorney Michael Molfetta represented both women on Tuesday. Zavala’s attorney, Kenneth Reed, was in federal court on another matter.
Each lawyer has maintained their client’s innocence, claiming neither is responsible for killing Pham. Molfetta said it was Pham who threw the first punch.
“I’ve seen the video, I’ve seen everything there is to be seen so far,” Molfetta said outside the courthouse. “I have not seen anything that changes my opinion about what occurred that night.”