SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — A woman has been convicted of murder in the killing of a man prosecutors say was followed after winning $10,000 at a Hawaiian Gardens casino.
The Orange County District Attorney’s office says Barbara Ann Hamel of Long Beach was found guilty of the murder of Chi Bui, 55, during a robbery, as well as other counts.READ MORE: COVID-19 Outbreaks Increasing In LA County As Cases Keep Rising
Prosecutors said Hamel with one other person followed Bui as he stopped alongside the curb in front of his friend’s home in Santa Ana.
During a confrontation, prosecutors said Hamel blocked-in Bui’s car and drove over his head after he was knocked to the ground by a co-defendant.READ MORE: 73-Year-Old Man Diagnosed With Schizophrenia Reported Missing In Palmdale
Bui died instantly.
Prosecutors say Hamel withdrew a 2013 guilty plea after requesting to have the evidence in the case further analyzed.
She faces a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole during a May 29 hearing.MORE NEWS: 101 Freeway Closed In Hollywood For Death Investigation
Prosecutors said two other co-defendants in the case entered guilty pleas in 2013 for their involvement and have since been sentenced.