Socialite Rebecca Grossman has been charged with murder for a hit-and-run crash that claimed the lives of two young boys in Los Angeles.
The 57-year-old, who is the co-founder of the Grossman Burn Foundation and wife of prominent plastic surgeon Dr. Peter Grossman, was charged with two counts of murder on Wednesday, as well as two counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, and one count of hit-and-run driving resulting in death, according to KTLA-TV. She had been arrested in September.
The fatal incident took place on Sept. 29. The victims, Mark Iskander, 11, and Jacob Iskander, 8, were crossing the street in a marked crosswalk in Westlake Village with their parents and siblings when Grossman approached them with her Mercedes. The mother was able to pull two of her younger children to safety but was unable to save her sons from being struck by the vehicle.
According to The Sun, one boy was carried 100 feet on the hood of the car before falling off. He was reportedly run over when Grossman fled the scene. Her car came to a stop a quarter of a mile away when the engine cut out. Mark died at the scene while Jacob succumbed to his injuries later at a hospital.
"We believe speed is a factor. Alcohol is a factor," L.A. County Sheriff's Captain Salvador Becerra said after the incident, per KTLA.
Grossman was arrested the night of the crash and her bail was set at $2 million, according to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. She was released on Oct. 1 after posting bond. Grossman is facing 34 years to life in state prison if convicted and her preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Feb. 16.
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