Sentencing today

A large crowd attended the sentencing hearing today. Seven people gave emotional victim impact statements and there were lots of tears. We already know the plea was for 9 years, but I think we touched the judge because he tacked on $20,000 in fines. The DA…Read More

Sentencing Trial

December 7, 2009 at 1:30pm is the sentencing hearing. Everyone is invited to come out. The family will give victim impact statements and there will probably be media coverage. We would appreciate the support. It will be at 700 West Civic Center Dr, Santa Ana,…Read More


Today, Youn Bum Lee plead guilty to Gross Vehicular Manslaughter while Intoxicated, with a flight enhancement. The total penalty is 9 years. He will get time served, and he will probably get out in half to time for "good behavior," but he is going to prison.…Read More

Another hurdle crossed

Hello all! Another big hurdle down! The defense filed a motion to dismiss the charges. The judge denied it! They set a trial date of Nov 10th. There is a strong possibility that this will be delayed again, but I will let you know. We are finally getting close…Read More

Jason Ryu

First, I apologize that this is late. Life has been crazy for me lately. After much hard work and negotiation by the DA, Jason Ryu was brought back to the US to testify! As part of the negotiations, we agreed that we would not invite a large group to court…Read More

More dates

Ok, just a quick update. There is a Pre-trail Conference set for July 24th. That is where a judge will hear any motions (such as a motion to dismiss) and we should set trial dates. There is always the chance of more delay, but it will be one step closer to…Read More

Prelim Hearing Conclusion

Good news! The judge at the prelim hearing decided that there is enough evidence to send all four felony counts to trial. So we will go to trial charging Youn Bum Lee with: 1. Vehicular manslaughter by unlawful act with gross negligence while intoxicated 2.…Read More
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