Sena Khim was in the middle of setting her life in place to be a good example for her eight children when she was killed last month in Long Beach.
The 37-year-old Cambodian refugee was two months shy of completing beauty school and working on getting her citizenship. She had plans to open up her own salon.
That was cut short May 7 when her 59-year-old boyfriend beat her to death at the home they shared, authorities allege.
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