Christopher Dai-Chi Yu and Lynn Ai Quach are standing trial in the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana for the March 10, 2010 death of Tuyet Thi Huynh.
Authorities say the defendants arranged to meet the victim in Russell Paris Park in Westminster for the sale of narcotics at 11:30 p.m. Huynh approached the defendant’s car holding cash.
Quach allegedly grabbed the cash from the woman’s hand, but the purse became entangled onto the car.
The vehicle sped away, with Huynh dragged for a mile before she fell. A witness stopped to render aid and call 911.
In the meantime, Huynh’s boyfriend, who was parked nearby, gave chase in his car and went in pursuit of the defendants’ vehicle and also called 911. Yu allegedly shot at the trailing vehicle.
A passing Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy saw the two speeding vehicles and stopped the defendant’s car and detained the occupants. The two were later arrested by officers from the Westminster Police Department.
Huynh was taken to a nearby hospital where she was later pronounced dead due to head trauma from being dragged and falling from the car.