For Immediate Release
Case # 12NF0672

April 4, 2014

Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
Office: 714-347-8408
Cell: 714-292-2718

Farrah Emami
Office: 714-347-8405
Cell: 714-323-4486





WHO: Myung Jae Kim, 56, Irvine


WHAT: Scheduled for opening statements Monday. Kim is charged with one felony count each of attempted murder, assault with a firearm, kidnapping, possession of a destructive device in a public place, explosion of a destructive device, criminal threats, and three felony counts of assault with a firearm on a peace officer. He faces sentencing enhancements for the personal discharge of a firearm, personal use of a firearm, and personal use of a deadly weapon. If convicted on all counts, Kim faces a maximum sentence of 50 years to life in state prison.


WHEN: Monday, April 7, 2014, at 9:30 a.m


WHERE: Department C-43, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana


Senior Deputy District Attorney John Christl of the Special Prosecutions Unit is prosecuting this case.