2nd woman charged with murder in nightclub beating 

click to enlarge Santa Ana Police Chief Carlos Rojas, left, holds a news conference to announce that a second suspect had been arrested for investigation of murder in the case of beating victim Annie "Kim" Pham, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 in Santa Ana, Calif., as Santa Ana mayor Miguel Pulido, center, and Santa Ana Councilman Vincent Sarmiento look on. Projected on the screen behind Rojas are images of Vanesa Zavala, left, who has been arrested in the case, and an unidentified woman, right, that police are looking for as a "person of interest" in the case. - AP PHOTO/THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, BRUCE CHAMBERS
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  • Santa Ana Police Chief Carlos Rojas, left, holds a news conference to announce that a second suspect had been arrested for investigation of murder in the case of beating victim Annie "Kim" Pham, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 in Santa Ana, Calif., as Santa Ana mayor Miguel Pulido, center, and Santa Ana Councilman Vincent Sarmiento look on. Projected on the screen behind Rojas are images of Vanesa Zavala, left, who has been arrested in the case, and an unidentified woman, right, that police are looking for as a "person of interest" in the case.

Southern California prosecutors have charged a second woman with murder in the fatal beating of a 23-year-old woman outside a nightclub.

Candace Brito will appear Tuesday in Orange County Superior Court to enter a plea in death of Annie Hung Kim Pham.

Authorities say an argument between Pham and other club-goers escalated into violence outside The Crosby, a Santa Ana nightspot.

Several bystanders recorded the incident on cell phones and police are seeking a third woman as a person of interest.

Another woman, 25-year-old Vanesa Zavala, pleaded not guilty to murder last week.

Pham was a recent college graduate and an aspiring writer.

She was declared brain dead but remained on life support until Jan. 21 so her organs could be donated.

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