Teen Lamborghini Driver Admits to Deadly Crash – NBC Los Angeles
A 17-year-old driver who was behind the wheel of a Lamborghini SUV concerned in a deadly crash in West Los Angeles in February admitted Friday to vehicular manslaughter, prosecutors say.
The teenager admitted to a petition for car manslaughter and is predicted to return to court docket June 30, based on the Los Angeles County District Lawyer’s workplace. A petition in juvenile court docket basically outlines what prosecutors allege.
The teenager might be on home arrest with sentencing possible in August, the LA Instances reported, citing protection legal professional Mark Werksman. Attainable penalties vary from probation to time served in a juvenile camp.
Prosecutors stated the teenager had been racing with a good friend earlier than the deadly crash, the Instances reported. The SUV was touring about 100 mph when it hit Munoz’s Lexus, prosecutors stated.
Werksman stated the teenager was extraordinarily remorseful. He stated in court docket that he doubted he would ever drive once more, the Instances reported.
“He’s extraordinarily remorseful and has admitted the juvenile petition so as to exhibit his regret and his willingness to just accept the results of his motion,” Werksman stated following the listening to,
An uncle of Munoz stated the admission was a “small victory.”
Demonstrations calling for prices to be filed within the crash that killed 32-year-old Monique Munoz had been held final month on the crash scene and outdoors Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s official residence, Getty Home.
Kinfolk of Munoz and activists had alleged that prices had not been filed due to the wealth and affect of the teenager driver’s father, James Khuri, described by Forbes as a multimillionaire who owns a number of actual property companies, manufacturing corporations and an e-commerce enterprise.
The collision was reported about 5:15 p.m. on Feb. 17 at 10730 Olympic Blvd., close to Overland Avenue, based on Brian Humphrey with the Los Angeles Fireplace Division. Munoz died on the scene.
The driving force of the Lamborghini Urus was taken to a hospital with average accidents.
In a information launch issued final month, Los Angeles police stated the driving force was arrested Feb. 23. He had a sound driver’s license and there was no proof of drug, alcohol or road racing, police stated.
Los Angeles Police Division Capt. Brian Wendling advised the Los Angeles Instances the Lamborghini driver’s arrest was solely delayed by the truth that he needed to be hospitalized for accidents sustained within the crash.
The elder Khuri apologized to Munoz’s household by way of Instagram, providing “my help in any method you’ll permit me to” and that he and his household “pray for the Munoz household.”