June 25, 2024

USA: Former Socialite Who Killed 2 Young Boys Speeding While DUI And Fled The Scene Was Given A 15 Year To Life Sentence Concurrently Not Consecutively. Judge Counted Both Boys 2 For 1.

KTLA5 news published June 10, 2024: Rebecca Grossman sentenced to 15 years to life in death of 2 young boys. Rebecca Grossman, the socialite convicted of striking and killing two boys while driving under the influence in Westlake Village in 2020, was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison on Monday. KTLA's Shelby Nelson reports on June 9, 2024.
NBCLA published June 11, 2024: Mother of Rebecca Grossman's victims says murder sentence unfair. Nancy Iskander, the mother of young brothers, Jacob and Mark, tells NBC4 the woman convicted of their murders never apologized for "killing them."
NewsNation published June 13, 2024: Mother of boys hit and killed by Rebecca Grossman appalled by sentence.

The mother of two boys hit and killed by California socialite Rebecca Grossman is expressing her disappointment in Grossman’s recent sentencing. Nancy Iskander joins NewsNation's Ashleigh Banfield in her first national interview to discuss the sentencing, which she considers light. "It's been hard to accept," Iskander said on "Banfield." "For these two horrific traumas, as well as the loss of the two brothers for their little brother Zachary, the sentence is not equivalent to the loss at all."

The Iskander family has created their own foundation to honor Jacob and Mark; Nancy hopes it will be a fitting tribute and do some justice in honoring their memory.

Daily Mail, UK
written by Rachel Bowman
Friday June 21, 2024

Rebecca Grossman has filed an appeal of her murder conviction for mowing down two young brothers as she was transferred to California state prison to begin her sentence, DailyMail.com can reveal.

The convicted killer struck Mark Iskander, 11, and brother Jacob, 8, while speeding after a boozy lunch with her lover on the evening of September 29, 2020.

A jury found her guilty in February of two felony counts each of second-degree murder and gross vehicular manslaughter, and one felony count of hit-and-run driving resulting in death.

The socialite was sentenced to 15 years to life behind bars on June 10, but could be eligible for parole in as little as seven to eight years.

After being housed at the notorious Twin Towers jail in Downtown LA, Grossman was transferred to Central California Women's Facility on Wednesday, the largest female prison in the state, DailyMail.com has learned.

Sources said Grossman was placed on suicide watch for the first few days she was locked up at Twin Towers after a jury found her guilty of two murder counts in February.

The Twin Towers jail includes a 'correctional treatment center', or a medical ward, where female inmates and inmates with mental health concerns are housed.

During a shocking moment at her sentencing, Grossman admitted she has contemplated suicide and wished God had taken her life.

'He knows that if I had seen anyone, I would've thrown myself to the brick wall,' a hysterical and sobbing Grossman said to the Iskander family. 'I wanted God to take my life. I don't know why God didn't take my life.

She continued: 'I wish He would take my life. And if I could give my life right now and say to God, "Could you just please bring Mark and Jacob back," I would tell God to take my life. I am so, so sorry!'

Grossman, who co-founded a renowned burn center with her plastic surgeon husband Dr. Peter Grossman, went from glitzy galas and fundraisers with Hollywood elites to sleeping at LA County's largest jail known for its 'barbaric' and overcrowded conditions.

Court records viewed by DailyMail.com show Grossman filed her notice of appeal on the day of her sentencing, and the court officially lodged in on Thursday.

Nancy Iskander, mother of the two murdered boys, slammed the socialites sentence, alleging the judge treated their deaths as 'one kid' despite 'two different lives' having been lost.

The heartbroken mom said she wants to see Grossman show remorse for the hit-and-run deaths of her sons.

'My plan is to give her a visit in prison, in a few months or maybe a year, and I will ask her that question directly. I will say, "Are you able to say, 'I am sorry I killed them?' This will allow me to forgive, because I need to get through what she's done,' she told Fox News.

During the trial, prosecutors presented evidence that the data recorder in Grossman's white Mercedes showed she was speeding at up to 81mph and tapped her brakes, slowing to 73mp, less than two seconds before the collision.

After fatally striking the siblings, who had been in a crosswalk, Grossman fled the scene.

Grossman, before the judge handed down her sentence, told the court that she did not flee the scene and instead stayed by her car for 20 minutes and was in a 'state of denial.

Prosecutors have repeatedly said the socialite has shown no remorse for her crimes and Superior Court Judge Joseph Brandolino, during sentencing, called Grossman's actions 'reckless and unquestionably negligent.'

Earlier in June, a judge threw out the child killer's bid to have her murder convictions overturned and be granted a new trial.

The wealthy socialite’s attorneys argued that she was entitled to a trial do-over because prosecutors at her trial four months ago produced ‘insufficient’ evidence to find her guilty and ‘misled’ the jury.

But Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Joseph Brandolino rejected Grossman’s pleas on June 3, telling the court in Van Nuys, California, that he found prosecutors had proved beyond a reasonable doubt that she had acted with ‘implied malice’

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