Media Advisory – Kwang Joy judgment affirmation

Date: March 28, 2016


WHO: Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three (DCA)

WHAT: Affirmed a judgment of the Superior Court of Orange County by the Honorable William R. Froeberg, judge. Kwang Chol Joy was found guilty by a jury on July 29, 2014, of one felony count of second degree murder. Joy was sentenced on Sept. 12, 2014, to 15 years to life in state prison.

To read the full press release about this case, please visit our website at and select the Press Releases and Media Advisories tab underneath the Media Center pull-down menu to search for, “Man sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for murdering Army veteran roommate and disposing of her body in canyon.”

This case was originally prosecuted by Senior Deputy District Attorney Scott Simmons of the Homicide Unit. The California Attorney General’s Office handled the appeal for this case.

WHEN: Friday, March 25, 2016

WHERE: To read the court’s opinion, please visit, or visit our website and select, “The People v. Kwang Joy Court of Appeal affirms judgment,” in Reports under the Reports pull-down menu.