Mom of two boys killed by LA socialite in drunken crash slams her sentence: ‘Was a stab in my heart’ | EUROtoday

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A heartbroken mother has shared her dismay concerning the “extremely unfair” sentencing of the Los Angeles socialite who acquired 15 years to life for working over and killing her two little boys.

Nancy Iskander watched on as Rebecca Grossman, 60, discovered her destiny following a six-week trial after being convicted of two counts of second-degree homicide following a hit-and-run.

After decide Joseph Brandolino of Los Angeles County Superior Court sentenced Grossman, the mom requested for a sentence that mirrored the loss of life of each her kids earlier than exclaiming that Grossman “is a coward” in court docket, in response to the Los Angeles Times.

Now, Iskander has shared her fury at what she perceives as too-lenient sentencing, arguing that the decide “lumped” each boys’ deaths togther as in the event that they have been one.

“The 15 to life was a stab in my heart,” Iskander instructed ABC7.

“In two different ways: The first way was that he lumped both boys as if they were one. And they were not… They’re different. They have two different personalities,” she added.

Nancy Iskander, the mother of the two boys, speaks outside the California courtroom
Nancy Iskander, the mom of the 2 boys, speaks outdoors the California courtroom (ABC 7 News/screengrab)

After consuming cocktails at a close-by bar and taking valium, Grossman and her former baseball star boyfriend Scott Erickson have been engaged in a “high-speed game of chicken” because the pair allegedly raced down the sreet in Westlake Village, California on September 29, 2020.

While nonetheless intoxicated, her blood alcohol content material was between .075 per cent and .076 per cent – .004 per cent underneath the authorized restrict.

Mark Iskander and Jacob Iskander – aged 11 and eight – have been crossing the highway with their household after they have been fatally hit by Grossman’s sports activities car at 81mph in a 45mph zone.

Nancy was on rollerblades simply forward of Mark and Jacob alongside together with her youngest son Zachary, 5, who was using his scooter, as she watched her kids “die before [her] eyes,” she instructed the court docket earlier this yr.

Grossman neither stopped on the scene nor known as 911 following the crash.

Rebecca Grossman received 15 years to life on Monday
Rebecca Grossman acquired 15 years to life on Monday (Grossman Burn Foundation – YouTube)

“Had (Grossman) been maybe a little less drunk or maybe paying attention a little bit, she could’ve avoided one of them,” the distraught mother mentioned.

“Jacob only needed one step, one more step exactly to survive and not be hit by her car,” she added.

Grossman tried to reconcile with Iskander as she spoke out in court docket on Monday, which resulted within the mother heading for the courtroom door.

“I’ve waited for four years to say I’m sorry to you. I wanted to tell you all the pain I have for you. I’m so sorry I didn’t reach out to you. Prosecutors warned me not to,” Grossman mentioned in court docket as Iskander started leaving her seat.

Rebecca Grossman’s Mercedes after hitting two young brothers, Mark and Jacob Iskander
Rebecca Grossman’s Mercedes after hitting two younger brothers, Mark and Jacob Iskander (Lost Hills Sheriff’s Office/Facebook)

Grossman begged the mom to remain; giving her an opportunity, she did. However, Iskander mentioned she perceived an underlying insincerity in Grossman’s apology.

“As soon as she started talking it was exactly what I expected. It was not real. It was not, ‘I’m sorry I killed them.’ It was ‘I’m sorry for your loss,’” she defined.

Grossman later claimed that her lover, Erickson, was really the one who collided with the boys. There was “not a shred of evidence to prove this to be true,” prosecutors wrote.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/crime/rebecca-grossman-hit-run-sentence-b2562079.html