Possible video of defendants landing deadly kick sought in Kim Pham trial

The Justice for Kim Pham Facebook page Tuesday night asked supporters for their help in searching for a missing video that allegedly shows one or both of the two women charged in Kim Pham’s death land a kick to Pham’s head in the fateful January 2014 bar brawl.

The video, which has been alluded to by witnesses, did not get in the possession of police due to a mix-up, according to media reports.

Santa Ana police did not get a copy of the video because they thought they already had it, and the man who filmed it was visiting the area, a Santa Ana detective testified, according to OC Weekly.

The trial has so far focused on a separate cell phone video that shows part of the brawl, but does not to show defendants Vanesa Tapia Zavala, 26, or Candace Marie Brito, 27, kick Pham.

The man who filmed that video, witness Darwin Arayata, testified last week that he did not see a kick land, but inferred that at least one did through reactions that he saw.

Judge Thomas Goethals may rule out discussion on the video if it is not found, the Weekly reports.

By Tim Worden.
Published at 11:15 p.m. on July 14, 2014.

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