She's beaten up after accidental photobombing

UNITED STATES- Woman dies outside US nightclub.

Her only crime was to accidentally walk in front of a camera while a group was taking photos.

An argument ensued between the friends of Miss Kim Pham, 23, and the other group.

It quickly degenerated into a brawl as Miss Pham was savagely beaten and thrown to the floor, the New York Daily News reported.

The incident happened last Saturday outside a nightclub in California, US.

The victim did not survive the beating. She was declared brain-dead and was taken off life support on Tuesday.

The Los Angeles Times reported that as of Wednesday, only one attacker, a woman, has been arrested. But witnesses said there were more attackers.

One suspect, Vaneza Zavala, 25, has been charged with one count of murder and was held on a US$1 million (S$1.2 million) bail.

She faces up to 15 years in jail if convicted, KTLA, a California-based TV station, reported.

Four other suspects - two women and two men - are still at large.

On the night of her death, Miss Pham was apparently reluctant to go out.

"She wanted to stay in and texted us to come over," said close friend Viviane Dao. "But she was convinced to head out."

As tensions heated up outside the club, witnesses said Miss Pham and another woman ended up on the floor, pulling each other's hair as others fought around them.

A third woman then came onto the scene and kicked hard - right onto Miss Pham's temple.

When she slumped to the floor, the alleged attackers fled the scene.

"One kick and she was out cold," a witness was quoted as saying. "No one touched her after that."

Memorials for the young woman have started appearing outside the nightclub.

ORGANS DONATED

She was kept on life support until her organs could be donated.

Her family was not aware that she had registered for organ donation. But they were not surprised.

Said her elder brother Jason: "One thing my sister has taught me is to be more compassionate in life."

Miss Pham, a psychology student at Chapman University, lost her mother to breast cancer when she was five.

Local businesses are offering a US$5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the missing suspects.

Authorities are also analysing at least five mobile phone videos taken by onlookers which show the violent confrontation.


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