Stephenson kim then fled through the back door of the cafe to the car where robin kim was waiting, prosecutors said. Opening statements are expected monday before superior court judge john d. All of the defendants then returned home, where stephenson kim was congratulated for the attack, according to prosecutors. The co-defendants are robin kim, 28, of cerritos, christopher ung, 27, of lakewood, wilson sun, 28, of lakewood, chakris kanchanapoomi, 27, of long beach, ashil manek nair, 26, of cerritos, and glenn lamuel watkins, 24, of lakewood. One bullet struck hyun in the back, bounced off her shoulder blade, and lodged in her brain, prosecutors said. Conley in the central justice center.
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Orange county asian gang. Six co-defendants are also charged with similar crimes, but they face maximum sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted. Prosecutors contend that stephenson kim was drinking at a home on march 14, 2004 with several members of his asian criminal street gang, including robin kim, nair, sun, watkins, kanchanapoomi, and ung, when they decided to drive around looking for rival gang members to fight. He is also accused of the special circumstances of committing a murder for the benefit of his street gang, which qualifies him for a potential death sentence. It is the first death penalty trial in orange county this year.