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Douglas Yim Found Guilty of Murder in Argument Over God

A 33-year-old Oakland man was found guilty on Tuesday of first-degree murder for shooting and killing his friend during an alcohol and drug fueled argument over the existence of God.

Douglas Yim killed  his friend Dzuy Duhn Phan, 25, after drinking alcohol, smoking marijuana and snorting cocaine, the Oakland Tribune reports.

Yim was also found guilty of assault with a firearm and for shooting a second friend on the morning of April 2, 2011.

Paul Park, the second friend of Yim who was present when the killing occurred, testified that he was the only one who did not snort cocaine. After a night of partying, Phan and Yim began discussing the existence of God as they played video games.

According to Park, Phan repeatedly kept taunting Yim about his belief in God, asking Yim where God was every time he lost a video game. The argument escalated when Phan asked Yim where God was when Yim’s father died of a stroke.

After failed efforts from his two friends to calm him down, Yim shot Phan at least six times with a rifle, while Park was shot once in the finger as he tried to stop Yim.

Yim now faces 126 years to life in prison.

Source: Oakland Tribune


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