Drag Racing Socialite Learns Fate After Mowing Down, Killing 2 Young Brothers with Her Mercedes

On Monday, a California judge sentenced Rebecca Grossman to 15 years to life for the murders of two young brothers she hit while speeding four years ago.

According to The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Joseph Brandolino described her actions as “reckless and unquestionably negligent.”

Nancy Iskander, the mother 11-year-old Mark and 8-year-old Jacob Iskander, demanded a sentence that acknowledged the loss of both her sons. The judge subsequently sentenced Grossman to two concurrent 15-year-to-life terms, plus an additional concurrent three years for fleeing the scene of the deadly crash.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, the 60-year-old socialite sped her Mercedes through a crosswalk, killing Mark and Jacob as they crossed the street with their mother and younger brother.

The incident happened at the Westlake Village, northwest of Los Angeles, around 7:10 p.m. on September 29, 2020. Nancy Iskander grabbed her 5-year-old son, Zachary, and dove out of the way. She and her youngest son witnessed the crash.

Grossman was found guilty in February of murder, gross vehicular manslaughter, and of hit and run with fatality.

During the trial, Nancy Iskander testified that her older boys were ahead of her and her youngest child in the marked crosswalk on Triunfo Canyon Road when she heard the sound of roaring engines, then saw two SUVs speeding toward them.

At the time of the incident, Grossman was driving behind her boyfriend, Scott Erickson, a former Dodgers player, after sharing drinks with him earlier that day. Grossman had been speeding at up to 81 mph and continued to drive around half a mile after striking the children, prosecutors said.

In addition to her sentence, Grossman agreed to pay $47,161.89 in restitution to the Iskander family, along with a $25,000 donation she had previously made for funeral expenses.

The sentencing concludes a nearly four-year legal battle during which Grossman refused to accept responsibility for the children’s deaths.

Grossman insisted, “I never saw anyone. I never saw anyone. I would have driven into a brick wall…. I don’t know why God did not take my life.”

[Feature Photo: Mark and Jacob Iskander/Family Handout]

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