Monique Munoz’s mother wants to prosecute a flashy Los Angeles businessman’s 17-year-old son that was driving a Lamborghini when he collided with her daughter’s Lexus, according to Fox News.
“He killed my daughter,” Carol Cardona said.
“It’s very frustrating and I believe he’s being protected given [the] status of his dad.”
James Khuri, the father, shared an apology letter on his Instagram account.
“Knowing that this will never do justice for the family of Monique Munoz, I want to apologize to the Munoz family for the tragic loss of their daughter,” Khuri wrote. “I realize none of my words or actions will be able to bring back your daughter. Still, I want to offer my support in any way you will allow me to. My family and I pray for the Munoz family.”
Munoz was headed home from work in West L.A. when the cars collided.
Isaac Cardona says he wants the teen prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
“Even if he’s a juvenile, he was driving an adult vehicle acting like an adult. He should be tried as an adult,” he told Fox News.
Mark Werksman, an attorney for James Khuri’s son, said that the son was hospitalized for two weeks with a traumatic brain injury but has returned home and is still recovering.
Werksman denied that the 17-year-old was racing.
A spokesperson for the LAPD said that the driver of the Lamborghini “was booked and the case has been submitted to the courts for [filing] consideration.”
The teen will appear in a juvenile court next month.
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A December Forbes profile of James Khuri described him as a “serial entrepreneur” who “owns four real estate companies and five manufacturing and distribution companies.” It continued, “By the time he was 27, he’d reached $100 million in sales with just one of his businesses.”
Khuri also has curated an influencer brand on Instagram where he’s posted pictures of sports cars for his many followers.
Khuri could not be reached for comment Wednesday.