Fox News Los Angeles reports that after killing a woman while driving a Lamborghini, a teen driver was given a slap on the wrist.
In 2017, 32-year-old Monique Munoz was on her way home from work at UCLA Health when a Lamborghini Urus slammed into her car, killing her. Behind the wheel was a 17-year-old. Data from the Urus showed that the vehicle was going 86 mph with “the gas pedal 100%” and then jumping to 106 mph a mere two seconds before the crash then slowing slightly.
The incident sparked protests and speculation as to whether the driver would be tried as an adult or a juvenile. Munoz’s stepfather said “Even if he’s a juvenile, he was driving an adult vehicle acting like an adult. He should be tried as an adult.”
The boy’s father issued an apology when confronted by a reporter in front of his home.
I am very, very sorry. No words can say how sorry I am. From my heart I am sorry to the Munoz family,” Khuri said on camera in front of his Beverly Hills home.
After being tried as a juvenile, pleading guilty to a felony charge of vehicular manslaughter the boy was sentenced to nine months in a juvenile detention center and four years of probation. His defense pulled out every card they could to get a light sentence.
The youth’s attorney, Mark Werksman, acknowledged that his client was “driving at an excessive speed” and called Munoz’s death “a tragic accident,” but said that the youth’s conduct while he’s been on house arrest shows that “he can be a good citizen.”
The defense lawyer said the youth — who spent 10 days in a hospital after the crash and “didn’t walk away unscathed” — has been diagnosed with a number of conditions, including autism spectrum disorder. Placing him in a juvenile camp setting would deprive him of the care he needs, according to Werksman.
The Munoz family doesn’t sound like they believe they got justice, with Munoz’s uncle making a statement.
When you take a life, you got to give a life and that’s not the case here. It’s more of a lollipop sentencing and that’s what he got. Nine months and four years probation, I don’t agree with that.