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Slaying of Asian American woman at club not hate crime, officials say

www.latimes.com Published: January 25, 2014
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Police and Santa Ana city officials said Friday they don't believe the slaying of Kim Pham outside a local nightclub was a hate crime.

The mayor of the predominantly Latino city urged Vietnamese American residents to remain calm.



"We don't see this as a hate or gang crime," said Mayor Miguel Pulido, who added that he considers the altercation to be "an isolated incident."

Police have arrested a second woman and are looking for a third in connection with Pham's death.


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