Woman associated with Asian street gang convicted of Westminster murder

Orange County District Attorney | September 6, 2014

Lynn Quach and Christopher YuA female associate of an Asian criminal street gang was convicted on Thursday, Sept. 4, of murdering a woman by dragging her several blocks on the outside of her car. Lynn Ai Quach, 24, Garden Grove, was found guilty by a jury yesterday Sept. 4, 2014, of one felony count of special circumstances murder during the commission of a robbery with sentencing enhancements for criminal street gang activity and vicarious discharge of a firearm by a gang member. She faces a maximum sentence of life in state prison without the possibility of parole at her sentencing Oct. 24, 2014, at 9 a.m. in Department C-41, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.

Co-defendant and Asian criminal street gang member, Christopher Dai-Ichi Yu, 22, Fountain Valley, was found guilty by a jury June 8, 2011, of one felony count each of murder, attempted murder, and street terrorism with sentencing enhancements for criminal street gang activity, personal discharge of a firearm, and vicarious discharge of a firearm by a gang member. He was sentenced Nov. 18, 2011, to 74 years to life in state prison.

On March 27, 2010, Yu and Quach arranged to meet 38-year-old Tuyet Thi Huynh with the intention of robbing her under the false pretense of selling her drugs. At approximately 11:30 p.m., the defendants met the victim in a parking lot at Russell Paris Park in Westminster. Huynh approached the defendants’ car, where Quach was in the driver’s seat and Yu was in the front passenger’s seat. Huynh’s 36-year-old boyfriend, Truong Pham, waited for the victim in his car.

Read more at: http://www.oc-breeze.com/2014/09/06/58253_woman-associated-with-asian-street-gang-convicted-of-westminster-murder/

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