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LA Socialite Rebecca Grossman Charged With Murder of Two Young Brothers Killed in Hit and Run

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She was accused of street racing her Mercedes while drunk.

Rebecca Grossman has been charged with two counts of murder.

The 57-year-old also faces two counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, and one count of hit-and-run driving resulting in death, officials announced on Wednesday.

She pleaded not guilty, KTLA reported. Her preliminary hearing has been scheduled for February 16, while bail was set at $2 million.

According to the District Attorney, she could face 34 years to life in state prison if convicted.

Rebecca Grossman, a 57-year-old magazine publisher, was arrested on Tuesday night in Westlake Village, California on two counts of vehicular manslaughter after police said she ran over Mark Iskander, 11, and his brother Jacob, nine.

“The children were walking with their family. It is a very tragic situation. The mother and father were able to pull the other two children back in time, and the vehicle struck the two other children,” Capt. Salvador Becerra of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said, according to ABC News.

Mark died at the scene of the accident, while Jacob died after being taken to the hospital.

Surveillance video of the collision is said to be in the hands of authorities.

Investigators believe alcohol and street racing may have been involved with the tragedy, per ABC.

According to the sheriff’s department, they believe Grossman may have sped off after the collision with one of the brothers still on the hood of her Mercedes for about 100 feet before slamming on the brakes which caused the boy to fall to the ground; Grossman is then believed to have ran over him as she fled the scene.

Police caught up with her about a mile and a half away.

Grossman is married to Dr. Peter Grossman, whose father founded the famed Grossman Burns Center in Westlake. She is also the co-founder and chairwoman of the Grossman Burn Foundation.

On Thursday, Grossman was released on a $2 million bond and is expected back in court on October 21.

She was accused of street racing her Mercedes while drunk.

update 12/31/2020 10:40 AM

Rebecca Grossman has been charged with two counts of murder.

The 57-year-old also faces two counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, and one count of hit-and-run driving resulting in death, officials announced on Wednesday.

She pleaded not guilty, KTLA reported. Her preliminary hearing has been scheduled for February 16, while bail was set at $2 million.

According to the District Attorney, she could face 34 years to life in state prison if convicted.

original story 10/1/2020 4:00 pm

Rebecca Grossman, a 57-year-old magazine publisher, was arrested on Tuesday night in Westlake Village, California on two counts of vehicular manslaughter after police said she ran over Mark Iskander, 11, and his brother Jacob, nine.

"The children were walking with their family. It is a very tragic situation. The mother and father were able to pull the other two children back in time, and the vehicle struck the two other children," Capt. Salvador Becerra of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said, according to ABC News.

Mark died at the scene of the accident, while Jacob died after being taken to the hospital.

Surveillance video of the collision is said to be in the hands of authorities.

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Investigators believe alcohol and street racing may have been involved with the tragedy, per ABC.

According to the sheriff's department, they believe Grossman may have sped off after the collision with one of the brothers still on the hood of her Mercedes for about 100 feet before slamming on the brakes which caused the boy to fall to the ground; Grossman is then believed to have ran over him as she fled the scene.

Police caught up with her about a mile and a half away.

Grossman is married to Dr. Peter Grossman, whose father founded the famed Grossman Burns Center in Westlake. She is also the co-founder and chairwoman of the Grossman Burn Foundation.

On Thursday, Grossman was released on a $2 million bond and is expected back in court on October 21.

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