Courts & Law

45 years in prison for dragging death

A GARDEN GROVE woman was sentenced to 45 years in prison on Friday in the death of a woman in 2010.

A 27-year-old Garden Grove woman was sentenced to 45 years to life in state prison Friday in the dragging death of a woman in 2010.

According to the Orange County District Attorney’s office, Lynn Ai Quach received her sentence for one felony count of murder with enhancements for being involved in criminal gang activity and vicarious discharge of a firearm by a gang member.

The incident occurred on March 27, 2010, when Quach and Christopher Dai-Ichi, 22, of Fountain Valley arranged to meet the victim – Tuyet Thi Huynh, 38 – for the purpose of a drug sale at Russell Paris Park in Westminster.

As Huynh approached the car with money in her hand to make the purchase, Yu grabbed the cash and the car – driven by Quach – sped away. But Huynh’s purse became tangled in the car and she was dragged for nearly a mile before she fell away from the vehicle.

Huynh’s boyfriend, Truong Pham, gave chase in his vehicle, calling 911 for police assistance. Yu then opened fire on Pham’s car as they sped through the streets.

An Orange County Sheriff’s unit stopped the vehicle occupied by Yu and Quach, who were later arrested by Westminster Police Department officers. Huynh was taken to a nearby hospital, and was pronounced dead due to head trauma.

Yu was found guilty in 2011 of one felony count of murder, attempted murder and street terrorism, with several sentencing enhancements. He was sentenced to 74 years in state prison.

Quach was convicted of the charges against her in 2014.

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