Defendant Sentenced for Murder Outside Koreatown Karaoke Bar
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has announced that a 24-year-old defendant was sentenced to 54 years to life in prison on April 27 for fatally shooting a victim and wounding another person outside a Koreatown karaoke bar nearly two years ago.
Louis Woo Lee was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Craig Veals, who presided over Lee’s trial last fall. On Sept. 24, a jury convicted Lee of one count of second-degree murder and two counts of assault with a firearm. The jury also found Lee guilty of the allegations that he used a handgun to commit the crimes.
The shooting occurred in the early-morning hours of June 7, 2009, outside the Manhattan Place karaoke bar at 4001 W. Sixth St. One of the victims, Michael Kim, was shot in the head and died. Another man was wounded, but survived.
Lee was arrested the day of the murder, and has remained in custody on $2.05 million bail ever since.