Rebecca Grossman, co-founder of the Grossman Burn Foundation, received a 15-year-to-life prison sentence for the 2020 hit-and-run deaths of Mark Iskander, 11, and Jacob, 8. She killed the boys while speeding in Westlake Village, Los Angeles.

Grossman’s reckless driving, which led to the tragic deaths of the two brothers in a crosswalk, sparked outrage. District Attorney George Gascón condemned her “blatant disregard for human life,” emphasizing the devastating impact on the Iskander family and the community in a statement.

In February, a jury convicted Grossman on charges of second-degree murder, vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, and hit-and-run driving resulting in death. Grossman, now 60, was racing behind her then-lover, former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Scott Erickson, when she hit the boys. Erickson faced no charges.

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A sign displays images of 11-year-old Mark Iskander and his 8-year-old brother, Jacob Iskander, outside the Van Nuys courthouse on April 25, 2022.

During sentencing, the boys’ mother, Nancy Iskander, expressed that Grossman showed no remorse as reported by NBC Los Angeles. In a letter to the judge, Grossman claimed she did not see the children and would have crashed her car to avoid hitting them.

Grossman co-founded the Grossman Burn Foundation with her husband, Dr. Peter H. Grossman, extending the legacy of the Grossman Burn Centers, initially established by Dr. A. Richard Grossman.

Allen Castellano of the county sheriff’s North Patrol Division expressed hope that the sentence would provide some comfort to the Iskander family, highlighting Grossman’s reckless actions that shattered their lives.