Kim was fatally beaten outside a nightclub in California on Jan. 18, and now police have arrested the woman they believe is guilty for the attack.
An arrest has been made in the murder of 23-year-old Kim Pham. Vanesa Tapia Zavala was arrested on Jan. 20 and is being accused of murdering Kim, for accidentally walking into a photo she was taking outside of the club.
Kim Pham’s Murderer Arrested
Vanesa plead not guilty but she could face up to 15 year if convicted. Her bail has been set at $1 million and has to be back in court on Jan. 30 for a pretrial hearing.
Kim was declared brain-dead after the beating and was taken off of life support.
Kim’s Friends & Family Search For Her Killers On Instagram
According to the Los Angeles Times, her family began looking for who was responsible.
They posted messages on Instagram like:
Please help Kim and her family/friends find the perpetrators who did such a cruel thing to end a human life. If you know anything about this incident, please come forward so that justice can be served. None of these 5 people who attacked her should be able to walk freely after this. Such a sad story because you can’t imagine this happening to someone like her. I’ve talked to her a few times and was in band with her and just can’t believe it… She doesn’t deserve this, so I hope justice is served to put her family and friends at better ease and have these monsters regret for the rest of their lives for what they did to #KimPham.
This is so incredibly sad, and we can only hope that Kim’s death is avenged.
— Chloe Melas