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Two women plead not guilty in California murder case

Going out to a club means being around strangers. These strangers can sometimes grate on your nerves and lead you to do things you wouldn't normally do. In some cases, the consumption of alcohol fuels the anger that occurs in these types of situations. It isn't clear if that is what led to one woman's death outside of a California nightclub, but cellphone videos show that a woman was attacked outside of the club.

So far, two women have been charged with the beating death of the 23-year-old woman. A 25-year-old woman and a 27-year-old woman have both pleaded not guilty to murder in the case.

The accident occurred outside of a popular nightclub where police allege the woman was stomped and kicked. Police are looking for a third individual they call a "person of interest." They are also trying to find witnesses who were with the victim.

The woman who was allegedly attacked was an aspiring writer. She died after being taken off of life support.

A judge is set to decide if there is enough evidence against the two women to send them to trial. If the judge finds the evidence sufficient, the women will need to develop a defense strategy to help them fight the charges against them. The charges against them are serious and have serious consequences. Seeking the advice of a California criminal defense attorney might help them to decide how to fight the charges in a way that might increase the chances of a favorable outcome.

If you have been charged with a crime, seeking help from an attorney might help you to understand the charges and consequences so you can try to defend yourself against them.

Source:  News 4, "Hearing for 2 charged in California beating death" Annie Hung Kim Pham, Feb. 10, 2014

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