An Oakland man has been found guilty of first-degree murder for shooting and killing his friend during an alcohol and cocaine-fueled argument over the existence of God.
33-year-old Douglas Yim was also found guilty Tuesday of assault with a firearm and mayhem for shooting a second friend in his living room two years ago.
Yim killed 25-year-old Dzuy Duhn Phan after a night of partying and playing video games. Another friend, Paul Park, testified the two men had engaged in a heated discussion about God. Yim then became enraged and grabbed his gun after Phan asked Yim where God was when Yim’s father died of a stroke several years earlier.
Yim shot Phan at least six times. Park was also hit by a bullet. For not turning the other cheek after being emotionally baited during his zealous mood to prove his friend wrong on a lingering question whose answer is self-evident in the affirmative to some and ridiculous poppycock to others. For his role in this preoccupying joust fought over thousands of very eager years, Yim faces 126 years to life in prison.
Fortunately, if God is true, Phan will get his opportunity to change his mind, and perhaps emerge from this senseless act of violence in the name of religion, better off than Yim the Believer.