Home Scandal and Gossip Cops must decide today whether to charge second Kim Pham suspect.

Cops must decide today whether to charge second Kim Pham suspect.

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A second unidentified woman will learn her fate today if she is to arraigned for the murder of Kim Pham.

An unnamed Kim Pham suspect currently held by Santa Ana cops is ‘nervously’ waiting to find out if murder charges will be pressed against her for the murder of Kim Pham.

The woman, whose name has not been released to the public was brought in by authorities this past Friday and held for questioning.

That said under law, cops must either release the woman or arraign her before the day is out.

Offered the woman’s lawyer Michael Molfetta: ‘She didn’t do a thing wrong.’

Nevertheless the lawyer did tell that his client is ‘petrified and confused,‘ as she waits for authorities decision to whether press murder charges against her or not.

Molfetta declined to name his client. But he did describe her as having no prior trouble with the law and, like Pham, who was recently married and studied psychology at Chapman University and aspired to become a writer, she was working regularly.

Police have to date told they believe the second suspect and another woman, as well as Vanesa Tapia Zavala, 25, of Santa Ana, who was arrested last week, made ‘physical contact’ with Annie Kim Pham, 23, outside The Crosby restaurant and bar in downtown Santa Ana after an argument escalated into a fight in the predawn hours of Jan. 18.

Sgt. Javier Esparza of the Santa Ana Police Department said Monday that investigators continue to interview witnesses and are seeking to question a third woman described as a “person of interest.” They also are looking for two men who are sought for questioning but not considered suspects. The men may have been involved in a separate altercation outside The Crosby.

Molfetta declined to name his client. But he did describe her as having no prior trouble with the law and, like Pham, who was recently married and studied psychology at Chapman University and aspired to become a writer, she was working regularly.

The lawyer did reveal the woman in custody was among friends of Zavala who were at the restaurant to celebrate a birthday.

Hampering authorities investigations has been the general reluctance of witnesses including Kim Pham’s friends in coming forward with any new information. In essence making any possible charges against the second unnamed suspect a much more difficult case to prove.

Nevertheless Molfetta said he expects his client to be arraigned Tuesday, but does not know the specific charge.

A funeral Mass for Pham, who recently moved to Huntington Beach from her family’s home in Westminster is set for 10 a.m. PST today at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Westminster.

‘We welcome all to attend Kim’s funeral to pray and share her love with us,‘ Pham’s family posted on the Facebook page “Justice for Kim Pham,” which on late Monday had more than 27,000 followers.

The funeral is expected to be widely attended.

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