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Zorro

(15,877 posts)
Mon Jun 10, 2024, 07:13 PM Jun 10

California socialite sentenced to 15 years to life for 2020 hit-and-run deaths of two young brothers

A Southern California socialite was sentenced Monday to 15 years to life in prison for the hit-and-run deaths of two young brothers in a crosswalk more than three years ago.

Authorities said Rebecca Grossman, wife of a prominent Los Angeles burn doctor, fatally struck Mark Iskander, 11, and brother Jacob, 8, while speeding.

A Los Angeles jury in February found Rebecca Grossman guilty on all counts: Two felony counts each of second-degree murder and gross vehicular manslaughter, and one felony count of hit-and-run driving resulting in death.

Superior Court Judge Joseph Brandolino sentenced her to two concurrent 15-years-to-life sentences, plus three years for fleeing the scene of the fatal crash that would run concurrently with the two other sentences, the Los Angeles Times reported.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/california-socialite-sentenced-15-years-211031150.html

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California socialite sentenced to 15 years to life for 2020 hit-and-run deaths of two young brothers (Original Post) Zorro Jun 10 OP
Socialite? Permanut Jun 10 #1
Grossman burn center..very well known. Husbands center Demovictory9 Jun 10 #4
Gotcha, just reacting to the context . Permanut Jun 10 #5
Good, even better if she serves the whole sentence. flying_wahini Jun 10 #2
The whole situation is very sad. CaliforniaPeggy Jun 10 #3
Two kids are dead and she has never shown any remorse or accountability. Should have been a longer sentence. ZonkerHarris Jun 10 #6
Took " more than three years" for this? Why so long, I wonder Deuxcents Jun 10 #8
I wondered about that too Skittles Jun 11 #9
Yup. Money buys legal hours which buy years of delay. CoopersDad Jun 11 #12
especially disturbing regarding the deaths of two kids Skittles Jun 11 #13
She got the maximum. Tarzanrock Jun 10 #7
even for two counts? Skittles Jun 11 #10
Light sentence by making a double murder consecutive Old Crank Jun 11 #11

flying_wahini

(6,900 posts)
2. Good, even better if she serves the whole sentence.
Mon Jun 10, 2024, 07:16 PM
Jun 10

She toned downed her “look” for the trial, I suspect.

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,372 posts)
3. The whole situation is very sad.
Mon Jun 10, 2024, 07:17 PM
Jun 10

Nothing will bring those precious boys back. Her sentence seems fair to me.

I cannot imagine the grief that the parents are experiencing right now. How do they survive it?

ZonkerHarris

(24,490 posts)
6. Two kids are dead and she has never shown any remorse or accountability. Should have been a longer sentence.
Mon Jun 10, 2024, 07:50 PM
Jun 10

Tarzanrock

(138 posts)
7. She got the maximum.
Mon Jun 10, 2024, 08:12 PM
Jun 10

She was sentenced to the maximum allowed by California law. PC 187 second-degree murder carries a penalty of 15 years-to-life in state prison.[

Old Crank

(3,883 posts)
11. Light sentence by making a double murder consecutive
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 03:37 AM
Jun 11

Although she had better change her tune in prison or she will be in past 75. Not sure if you can add years for the life part of the sentence.

It is my understanding that the only reason she stopped while trying to get away was that her fancy SUV turned off the gas after detecting a crash.

Love the lawyer saying accident when she was on valium, alcohol and racing at the time she murdered the kids.

Added.
Looked it up.
15 years to life means serve 15 years before being eligible for parole. No guarantee of parole. If she wants out before she turns 80 she had better change her attitude.

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