|Full name||David Breitman|
|Cause of death||Blood loss|
|Residence||Pacific Bay, U.S.|
|Family||Eva Breitman (daughter)|
|Partner(s)||Yuan Wong (ex-girlfriend; incarcerated)|
|Affiliation(s)||Pacific Bay Prison (formerly)|
|Appears in||Criminal Case|
|First appeared||Case #12: Payback (s2)|
David was a Caucasian father-of-one with gray hair and a bald spot on top. He also had a light gray stubble around his jaw and a scar that went across his face. At the time of his death, he wore a black polo shirt and a navy blue t-shirt as well as a pair of blue jeans and black canvas shoes.
David was found dead in Myriam Miller's deli due to wanton blood loss from a cut he received in the throat. Roxie suggested in her autopsy result not only David was gutted swiftly in the neck, but the killer burned David's face before gutting him to death. Roxie had the freedom to examine David's burnt face, and the skin cells were compromised by green tea, which suggested that the killer was fond of drinking green tea.
Later on, Amy and the player went for a second investigation at the Inner City railway system and found a pocket knife in a trash bag. The blade contained blood but the team opted to send it to Yann right away and after careful observation, Yann confirmed the blood on the blade to belong to the victim, which meant that the pocket knife was the murder weapon.
Killer and motives
The killer turned out to be Chinese herbalist Yuan Wong.
Yuan and David were burglars three decades prior to this case and David came to retrieve a cut from a robbery Yuan owed him, but instead Yuan used the money she got from various robberies to fund Yuan's Garden, her herbal business, and felt that monies she and David seized from past robberies were better spent for her business's maintenance. David did not like Yuan's change of life and asked her for monies she owed him from 25 years ago, but Yuan did not like the idea of having to fund an ex-con turned beggar neither. To protect her family's honor, Yuan bumped into David at Myriam Miller's delicatessen one day and did not hesitate to blind him with hot tea. Once David was stunned, Yuan slashed David at the throat, and then knocked David out cold with a menorah (Jewish candelabra), personally believing she had no other choice but to resort to murder.
Judge Dante decided thus to hold Yuan liable for killing an ex-convict for loot she kept for 25 years, and opted to label Yuan as a burglar at heart. Despite her attempts to build an earnest life, Yuan was handed a 25-year jail sentence for grand homicide and for robberies outstanding. Amy did not like how Judge Dante started the verdict but felt certain pasts were meant to stay resident in certain personas forever.