Orange County District Attorney
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
For Immediate Release
October 2, 2007
BABYSITTER CONVICTED OF
MURDERING 9-MONTH-OLD BABY GIRL
WHOSE PARENTS SHE MET AT CHURCH
Choi is married to a landscaper whom she met a couple of years ago. The couple also has a 21-month-old child. Choi was baby-sitting Nicole for Seung Jeong, father, and Kyung Min, mother, who lived in the same Irvine apartment complex near Culver and the 405 freeway. Jeong and Min also had a 4-year-old child who was not present during the killing.
On August 1, 2005 at about 3:30 p.m., Choi called her husband for help while she was taking care of baby Nicole. Choi’s husband came home and called 9-1-1 approximately nine minutes later. The baby never revived. Choi caused a large red bruise on the front of Nicole’s head, as well as bruising on the back, sides, and top of her head. A week earlier, Nicole’s mother noticed a bruise on Nicole, which Choi attributed to a fall.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Steve McGreevy of the Homicide Unit is prosecuting this case.