A wealthy California woman who co-founded a burn center foundation in the Los Angeles area was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison Monday for the hit-and-run killings of two children while they were in a crosswalk more than three years ago.

Rebecca Grossman was speeding when she struck and killed Mark Iskander, 11, and his brother Jacob, 8, while they were in a crosswalk in the Los Angeles-area city of Westlake Village on Sept. 29, 2020.

“The loss of these two innocent lives has devastated their family and our community. Ms. Grossman’s blatant disregard for human life is a stark reminder of the grave consequences of irresponsible behavior behind the wheel,” Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón said in a statement.

A jury convicted Grossman in February on two counts of second-degree murder, two counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and one count of hit-and-run driving resulting in death.

  • @Cossty
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    So she got 15 years to life, for hit and run. What would happen if she acually stopped, called 112, and tried to save those kids?

    • TheRealKuni
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      191 month ago

      What would happen if she acually stopped, called 112, and tried to save those kids?

      She would’ve probably also gotten a DUI, is my guess. Seems like it’s a somewhat common tactic for drunks to flee the scene and sober up so they don’t get the DUI tacked on.

    • @dogslayeggs
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      1 month ago

      I guarantee the prosecutor would have plead down the charges to something like only the vehicular manslaughter and not the 2nd degree murder or hit-and-run.

      EDIT: Maybe not. She was driving 81mph in a 30mph zone. They definitely wouldn’t have charged her with hit-and-run, but I don’t know if they could plead down the other charges with such gross neglect like that.

    • @[email protected]
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      111 month ago

      Nothing, because we use 9-1-1 for that here

      Jokes aside though she’d go to jail for DUI and speeding that badly almost certainly, the kids are dead either way. Probably get something like 10-25 and not 15-life, though

    • @Dkarma
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      If she called 112 nothing would happen… 112 does nothing in the us

      • @AnUnusualRelic
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        111 month ago

        If you’re on a GSM network, it should, as per the GSM standard, route your call to whatever the national emergency system is.