LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A 24-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to 54 years to life in prison for the shooting death of a man who tried to intervene in a fight outside a Koreatown karaoke bar.

Louis Woo Lee was convicted Sept. 24 of second-degree murder and two counts of assault with a firearm for the June 7, 2009, shooting that killed Michael Kim, 36, outside M2 Cafe & Karaoke Bar.

Jurors also found true allegations that the La Habra Heights man had used and discharged a handgun during the crime.

Kim, who hailed from Orange County, was shot once in the head after trying to intervene in the fight outside the bar, according to Deputy District Attorney Kennes Ma.

Authorities believe the shot was aimed at another person who suffered a graze wound, according to Ma.

Lee had gone to the bar to back up his friends, who had been involved about two hours earlier in a verbal dispute that escalated to a physical fight, the prosecutor said.

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Comments (18)
  1. michellefrommadison says:

    He realisticly only do about 36 months before getting released.

  2. drozone69 says:

    Foriegners always get off light.why do you think we are inundated with them

    1. michellefrommadison says:

      Always? Actally and factually not correct. 😦

  3. ILLEGALS says:

    At 24, he’ll have a lot of unprotected sex in Prison.

    No GUNS in Prison, what ya gonna do now?

    1. anger loco says:

      Now thats gangsta !

  4. j says:

    Why are people so ignorant. Men in jail don’t get raped all day long, stop watching movies. Most men aren’t gay nor do they want to be, yet everytime there’s a report on a criminal going to jail people speak about rape. Why is that we hate the criminal but believe he deserves a crime done to him. an eye for an eye should be our law w that concept.

    1. michellefrommadison says:

      Ditto, J.

    2. Hokie Pokie When The Lights are Out says:

      Wrong! 20% of inmates were raped each year. Most cases are unreported fearing snitches get stitches.

      Watch the History Channel’s Gangland. They know much more then you do.

      Do you really think inmates can report Rape in Prison??????

      1. michellefrommadison says:

        Actually Hokie Pokie, the facts contracdict your comments. If you are anything about facts instead of unfounded rants, sounds like you need some education. Good luck on that if you choose to become better-informed than you are right now.

      2. Hokie Pokie When The Lights are Out says:

        michelle, what facts do you have?

        i got my facts from the History channel’s Gangland.

        What facts do you have that contradicts my comment?

    3. Hokie Pokie When The Lights are Out says:

      Even if the reported Rapist don’t get you, other gangs will kill you for it.

      Snitches get Stitches!!

  5. Hokie Pokie When The Lights are Out says:

    The Fact that his name is, WOO LEE, doesn’t help his survival in Prison either.

    I toured the NCCF Prison in Castaic & it’s NOT a 2 person cell, it’s a cell large enuff to hold 50-60 inmates. There are 9 different Levels at NCCF & each room holds 50-60 inmates. They used to segregate Mexicans, Asians, Blacks, others.. But with budget issues, they only segregate the Mexicans & Blacks.

    1. michellefrommadison says:

      Hokie Pokie, what were you incarcerated for there, how long did you have to stay, what’s your prison number, and is it true you did time there for molesting a child as that person on the other site stated? (Hence your name “pokie” We understand now.)

      1. Hokie Pokie When The Lights are Out says:

        The Sheriff Deputy’s tour. Obviously you have no clue about prison politics.

  6. michellefrommadison says:

    Molesting a child is not prison politics as you claim, there Pokie.

  7. Ed Rooney says:

    If I hear one more Asian man sing “My Way” I may shoot someone too.

  8. G says:

    you guys are all stupid

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