The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the case of a former Las Vegas resident convicted of fatally stabbing two men at a private social club in Chinatown nearly four years ago..

Vinh Dao is serving two consecutive life prison terms without the possibility of parole for the Jan. 26, 2017, killings of Kim Kong Yun and Tony Young, both 64, at the Hop Sing Tong Benevolent Association.

Jurors found true the special circumstance allegation of multiple murders, along with allegations that Dao used a knife in the commission of the crime and that he had a 2002 conviction for voluntary manslaughter.

In an Oct. 5 ruling, a three-justice panel from the 2nd District Court of Appeal rejected the defense’s contention that there was insufficient evidence of deliberation and premeditation, noting that Dao “had a history of arming himself with a knife and using or threatening to use the knife when angry.”

After murdering Yun at the front door, Dao had “time to reflect,” but chose to chase Young across the room as he headed toward a stairway, according to the 26-page ruling.

“Defendant chose not to flee the scene to avoid apprehension for the Yun murder, but instead decided to stab Young seven times in the neck and chest,” the appellate court panel noted.

The defense also maintained that jurors should not have heard about his prior manslaughter conviction, but the appellate court panel found that it was “relevant to defendant’s intent and lack of mistake.”

Police followed a blood trail and DNA evidence outside the club to track down Dao. Later that day, he was treated at Huntington Memorial Hospital for a cut on his hand, but failed to wait for a scheduled surgery.

Dao — who was described by Los Angeles police as a former member of the club who had recently returned to Los Angeles after several years in the Las Vegas area — was arrested in Alhambra about 24 hours later. He was carrying a knife with a 6 1/2-inch blade, a sheathed machete and a map covered in bloodstains, among other bloodied items, according to court documents.

Dao’s ex-girlfriend, also the mother of his children, testified that Dao usually carried knives ranging from a pocketknife to a machete, and that he once threatened to slit her throat and kill their children if she left him or kept the children away from him.

Dao testified in his own defense, telling jurors that the victim in the 2001 manslaughter had attacked him in tandem with as many as six other people, and that he overreacted because of his childhood experiences in a refugee camp.

He denied killing Yun and Young, saying that he found them in the club spattered with blood and was himself attacked by a man armed with a knife.

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