Rebecca Grossman Convicted of Hit-and-Run Killings of Two Children in California

Rebecca Grossman, center, walks with her family into Van Nuys court in Los Angeles County for the verdict on Feb. 23.Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images file
Rebecca Grossman, center, walks with her family into Van Nuys court in Los Angeles County for the verdict on Feb. 23.Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images file

Rebecca Grossman Convicted of Hit-and-Run Killings of Two Children in California

Rebecca Grossman, a prominent figure in California philanthropy and co-founder of a burn center foundation in the Los Angeles area, has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for the tragic hit-and-run killings of two young brothers. The incident, which occurred more than three years ago in Westlake Village, shocked the local community and left a lasting impact on the victims’ family.

On September 29, 2020, Grossman was found guilty of speeding and striking Mark Iskander, 11, and his brother Jacob, 8, as they crossed the street in a designated crosswalk. The jury convicted her of 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.

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón, in a statement, emphasized the devastating loss experienced by the Iskander family and the broader community. He condemned her reckless driving and highlighted the severe consequences of irresponsible driving.

During the trial, prosecutors revealed that Grossman was driving at an excessive speed behind a vehicle driven by her then-lover, former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Scott Erickson, at the time of the fatal collision. Despite her conviction, Erickson was not charged in connection with the incident.

While prosecutors sought a more severe sentence of 34 years to life, Grossman, now 60 years old, will serve a minimum of 15 years in prison for her actions.

The tragic deaths of Mark and Jacob  serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of responsible driving and the devastating impact of reckless behavior on innocent lives. The sentencing of Rebecca Grossman underscores the accountability that must be upheld for such egregious actions on the roadways.

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