Hearing for 2 charged in California beating death

WESTMINSTER, Calif. — A judge will decide if there is enough evidence to send two women to trial on charges they stomped and kicked a 23-year-old woman to death in a fight outside a popular California nightclub.

Both 25-year-old Vanesa Zavala and 27-year-old Candace Brito have pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of Annie Hung Kim Pham.

Pham was taken off life support after a fight outside The Crosby in Santa Ana on Jan. 18.

Police have reviewed cell phone videos of the incident and had been looking for a third person of interest.

They have said they were having trouble finding witnesses who were with Pham.

Pham, who lived in Huntington Beach, was a recent college graduate and aspiring writer who would have celebrated her first wedding anniversary last week.

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