Prosecutors slam Rebecca Grossman for narcissism, ‘lack of remorse’ after killing two kids in California hit-and-run

Grossman killed two young brothers in a hit-and-run while driving under the influence in 2020.

Katie Daviscourt Seattle WA
Los Angeles socialite, Rebecca Grossman, who killed two young brothers in a hit-and-run in 2020 while driving under the influence, has been branded a "narcissist" by prosecutors after she wrote a bizarre letter to the victim's family, in which she blamed their deaths on her harsh childhood.

Grossman was convicted of two counts of murder, two counts of vehicular homicide, and one count of hit-and-run in February over the deaths of Mark and Jacob Iskander, ages 11 and 8. She ran them over in a Westlake Village crosswalk while she was racing her ex-boyfriend, former MLB player Scott Erickson, after having two alcoholic beverages at lunch.

In an attempt to share her side of the story, Grossman wrote a letter to the parents of the two boys she killed on Wednesday before sentencing. Prosecutors denounced the letter and labeled Grossman a narcissist who has shown no remorse for her actions and refuses to accept responsibility. They asked the judge to hand down two consecutive life sentences, which is the maximum penalty for hit-and-run.

"Dear Nancy and Karim, I've not had the opportunity to write you since I was incarcerated," wrote Grossman in the letter obtained by the Daily Mail.

"First I want to express my profound sadness that I feel daily and that there's not a day that passes that I don't think about you and pray that you and your children are surrounded by guardian angels, and that of course includes your forever angels Mark and Jacob," she continued.

Grossman, who also nearly killed the boy's mother and youngest brother, aged 5, who lived only because the mother grabbed the youngest boy and dove out of the way, went on to invoke God. She claimed God as her moral witness, saying that if she saw the young victims crossing the road she would have steered out of the way.

"I give you my word that if I had been given the opportunity, I would have driven my car into a tree. At first it was difficult to function at all. I could not remember what people had said to me minutes earlier," she wrote.

Grossman then said she didn't reach out to the family earlier because her mother died from Alzheimer's months after she killed the two boys, explaining that she was sobbing over her mother's death and "couldn't get up off her hands and knees."

"I understand that my pain was only a fraction of what you both were feeling. I was suicidal, not allowed to be a decent human being and contact you," said Grossman. "Regardless of how I've been portrayed to you, I never been an irresponsible, careless human being with a malice heart."

Prosecutors said that when Grossman slammed into the two brothers, the impact was equivalent to her Mercedes-SUV falling from a 12-story building and landing on the boys.

Grossman went on to say that she was taught responsibility from a young age because her mother worked full-time as the only provider for her three children and her father had departed before she was even born.

She then tried to convey similarities between the boys' killings to her childhood.

"The defendant's actions from September 29, 2020, through today show a complete lack of remorse and narcissistic superiority that leads to only one conclusion, that she is not deserving of any leniency," wrote prosecutors Habib Balian, Ryan Gould, and Jamie Castro before sentencing.

"The defendant has continually shown through her actions that she is deserving of maximum punishment," they added.

"Grossman continually refused to take responsibility for her criminal behavior and has refused to take responsibility for the murders of Mark and Jacob Iskander. She has lived a life of privilege and clearly felt her wealth and notoriety would buy her freedom," the prosecutors said.

Grossman is scheduled to be sentenced on Monday.

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