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Driver convicted in woman's dragging death in Orange County

Getprev A Fountain Valley man was convicted this week of dragging a woman to her death along an Orange County street.

Christopher Dai-Ichi Yu, 19, was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder with the special circumstance of committing it during a robbery, attempted murder and street terrorism. He received sentencing enhancements for committing the murder to benefit a street gang and discharging a firearm.

Yu is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 5, said spokeswoman Farrah Emami of the Orange County district attorney's office. His co-defendant, Lynn Ai Quach, is scheduled for trial Oct. 31, according to the Huntington Beach Independent.

According to prosecutors, Yu and Quach arranged to meet Tuyet Thi Huynh, 38, in Westminster for a drug deal March 27, 2010. The defendants, however, planned to rob her.

Yu grabbed the victim's cash, but her purse became entangled in the Honda Civic the defendants were in, and she was dragged for almost a mile as Quach sped away, prosecutors said.

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-- Michael Miller, Times Community News

Photo: Christopher Yu. Credit: Westminster Police Department

 
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