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A disgraced property developer has agreed to pay $18.85 million to the family of a  woman struck and killed by his 17 year-old son doing 100mph in a Lamborghini he’d been bought for his birthday. 

Brandon Khuri, the driver of the vehicle and the son of real estate mogul James Khuri, was racing the $200,000 Urus in a 35-mph zone on a West Los Angeles freeway, when he crashed into a Lexus driven by Monique Muñoz, 32.

The settlement, revealed on Thursday, is one of the largest amounts for a single plaintiff in a wrongful death case in California history, according to the family’s lawyer. 

Khuri was condemned as one of America’s most irresponsible fathers after his son slaughtered Muñoz. His killer son was sentenced to just seven to nine months in a juvenile camp, and four months probation.

Astonishingly, the arrogant multi-millionaires even suggested Khuri be allowed to serve his sentence at home confinement inside their luxury mansion.  

‘Today is a significant milestone because the Muñoz family can finally get some closure for this horrific tragedy,” attorney Daniel Ghyczy said in a statement on Wednesday, NBC Los Angeles reported.

He continued: ‘It was never about money for the Muñoz family, it was about the acknowledgment of Brendan Khuri’s misconduct that resulted in the death of their only daughter and to ensure that he was held accountable.

‘Today’s settlement is a testament to their efforts and is a step closer to justice.’ 

Monique Munoz, 32, had been driving home from her job at UCLA Health in Los Angeles, before the deadly crash. She had been preparing to start law school

Monique Munoz, 32, had been driving home from her job at UCLA Health in Los Angeles, before the deadly crash. She had been preparing to start law school

Monique Munoz, 32, had been driving home from her job at UCLA Health in Los Angeles, before the deadly crash. She had been preparing to start law school

Brendan Khuri, 17, (pictured right) with his father, James Khuri (pictured left), is a multi-millionaire who owns several real estate firms and an e-commerce business

Brendan Khuri, 17, (pictured right) with his father, James Khuri (pictured left), is a multi-millionaire who owns several real estate firms and an e-commerce business

Brendan Khuri, 17, (pictured right) with his father, James Khuri (pictured left), is a multi-millionaire who owns several real estate firms and an e-commerce business

The scene where the crash took place in West Los Angeles in February 2021

The scene where the crash took place in West Los Angeles in February 2021

The scene where the crash took place in West Los Angeles in February 2021 

Munoz was trapped in the wreckage following the crash and died at the scene, LA police said

Munoz was trapped in the wreckage following the crash and died at the scene, LA police said

Munoz was trapped in the wreckage following the crash and died at the scene, LA police said

He continued: ‘The family faced numerous hurdles from both private insurance companies and the L.A. District Attorney’s office, and experienced the harsh realities of racism and bias against those from underserved communities.’ 

 The $18.8 million settlement is tied to a lawsuit filed last year in Los Angeles claiming that Chubb Insurance had discriminated against the Latina woman when calculating the wrongful-death claim award amount, the news outlet said.

Munoz, who had been driving home from her job at UCLA Health in Los Angeles, had been trapped in the wreckage following the crash and died at the scene, the LA Police Department said. She had been preparing to start law school.    

On Wednesday, new video of the fatal crash was also released, which showed Khuri running a red light in his Lamborghini SUV before his vehicle slammed into the vehicle of Muñoz, killing her.  

In April, Khuri pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence in Inglewood Juvenile Court.

Munoz's stepfather and mother want justice for their daughter

Munoz's stepfather and mother want justice for their daughter

Munoz’s stepfather and mother want justice for their daughter

A photo of Munoz with her parents celebrating a graduation milestone during happier times

A photo of Munoz with her parents celebrating a graduation milestone during happier times

A photo of Munoz with her parents celebrating a graduation milestone during happier times

Prosecutors were outraged when his defense argued that he should serve the majority of his sentence in probation at his family’s mansion.

Khuri’s attorney, Mark Werksman, said the teen was diagnosed with autism, and attention deficit disorder following the crash, where they claimed he sustained brain injuries, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Psychologist Karen Schiltz, who testified before the Los Angeles County Superior Court, said Khuri likely suffered from autism his entire life but was never diagnosed and that he would be ‘victimized’ if he were to be held in an LA County juvenile camp.

Munoz’s family believed Khuri’s sentence was too lenient.

In August protests were held over the case. Munoz’s uncle, Richard Cartier, had called on the court to deny house arrest for the teen.     

 ‘I’m looking for this kid to actually get what he deserves,’ Muñoz’s uncle Richard Cartier told ABC7. 

‘He murdered my niece and he had no remorse for any life of any kind and he showed it.

The distraught family believes the teen is getting special treatment because of his father’s wealth.  

Khuri’s father, James, is a multi-millionaire who owns several real estate firms and an e-commerce business.

Despite Brendan’s repeated apologies, the Munoz family have called for the teen take accountability for his crime. 

Weeks before the deadly crash, the teen had put up social media posts about his racing and drifting activities in his luxury car that retails for a minimum of $218,000. 

LA police officials testified that the teen had been cited twice for excessive speeding and had even had his license suspended over his antics in the Lamborghini.

Munoz’s stepfather, Isaac Cordona, 55, of Hawthorne, California, spoke of his heartbreak in an interview with DailyMail.com in a 2021 interview.

His wife, Monique’s mother Carol, 54, was too upset to speak to DailyMail.com but told of her heartbreak in a Facebook post on February 18.

She wrote: ‘My baby my life my everything my heart is broken in so many pieces mommy is going to miss you sooo much.

‘I LOVE YOU FOREVER BABY FEELS LIKE A BAD DREAM RIP MY BEAUTIFUL PRINCESS.’             

teen son of a multimillionaire — who was driving a Lamborghini in excess of 100 mph — have reached an $18 million settlement.

Monique Muñoz, a 32-year-old secretary from Hawthorne, died in February 2021 in West Los Angeles when the luxury car driven by the then-17-year-old son of real estate magnate James Khuri slammed into her Lexus, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.

The crash occurred during rush-hour traffic in a 35-mph zone when Muñoz was driving home from her job at UCLA Health in Los Angeles, NBC Los Angeles reported.

The $18.8 million settlement is tied to a lawsuit filed last year in Los Angeles claiming that Chubb Insurance had discriminated against the Latina woman when calculating the wrongful-death claim award amount, according to the newspaper. 

Source: Daily Mail

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