A Hidden Hills socialite who allegedly struck and killed two boys while driving intoxicated in Westlake Village nearly three years ago did not appear as expected in a Van Nuys courtroom on Thursday.
Instead, attorneys for Rebecca Grossman, co-founder of the Grossman Burn Foundation and wife of prominent plastic surgeon Dr. Peter Grossman, appeared on her behalf initially.
Grossman's attorneys said they did not know that Grossman was required to appear, and once they learned that information, their client came to the courthouse.
Grossman faces murder and other charges after she allegedly hit 11-year-old Mark and 8-year-old Jacob Iskander in a crosswalk on Sept. 29, 2020. She is also accused of speeding, fleeing the scene and operating her car while under the influence of alcohol and a prescription drug.
KTLA's Sandra Mitchell reports on June 1, 2023.