EXCLUSIVE: Brendan Khuri pictured first time since dad agreed $18.8m
EXCLUSIVE Brendan Khuri, son of millionaire Beverly Hills property developer, wears Mario Kart t-shirt as he’s pictured for first time since his dad agreed to pay $18.8m to family of woman killed when the teen crashed his Lamborghini into her at 100 mph
- Brendan Khuri, son of real estate mogul James Khuri, was racing in a 35-mph zone on a West Los Angeles freeway when he killed Monique Muñoz
- The now 19-year-old, who got off with no jail time, was pictured for the first time since his family agreed to a historic settlement, settling for a staggering $18.8m
- In exclusive photos, Khuri is seen sporting a Mario Kart t-shirt, the famous video game character known for driving recklessly, as he stepped out in LA
- READ MORE: Lamborghini Urus driver, 22, is yanked out of $300,000 SUV seconds before it explodes into flames and kills female passenger, 21, in NYC
The 19-year-old son of a millionaire Beverly Hills property developer who killed a woman while driving 100 mph in his Lamborghini is pictured for the first time since his dad agreed to pay more than $18million to the family of the victim.
Brendan Khuri, son of real estate mogul James Khuri, was racing the $300,000 Urus given to him on his 16th birthday in a 35-mph zone on a West Los Angeles freeway when he crashed into a Lexus driven by nurse manager Monique Muñoz, 32, in February 2021.
The now 19-year-old, who got off with no jail time, was pictured for the first time since his family settled the lawsuit for $18.8 million – one of the largest amounts for a single plaintiff in a wrongful death case in California history.
In exclusive photos obtained by Dailymail.com, Khuri could be seen on Tuesday sporting a Mario Kart t-shirt as he stepped out in North Hollywood.
His graphic tee depicts the famous video game character who is known for driving recklessly, as players intentionally attempt to smash opponents.
In exclusive photos obtained by Dailymail.com, Brendan Khuri can be seen sporting a Mario Kart t-shirt as he stepped out in North Hollywood. He killed a woman in a LA crash in February 2021
Khuri was also spotted in the passenger seat of a car with his mother, smirking at the camera as he had his mom drive him to get a haircut
Also pictured the same day was his father, James Khuri, who has kept a low profile since the crash
The teen appeared to show no remorse after being sentenced to just seven months in a juvenile camp following the crash.
Khuri’s father was condemned as one of America’s most irresponsible fathers after his son slaughtered Muñoz.
His killer son got off with just a slap on the wrist after being sentenced to just seven to nine months in a juvenile camp, and four months’ probation after the horrendous crash in a Lamborghini that his dad bought for his 16th birthday.
Brendan Khuri seemed to show little worry when he was spotted in LA on Tuesday running errands. Khuri was spotted in the passenger seat of a car with his mother, smirking at the camera as he had his mom drive him to get a haircut.
She waited for an hour outside as he got a trim. He smiled and glanced out the window from the passenger seat as they left the area.
His father, James Khuri, who has kept a low profile since the crash, was also spotted the same day.
He wore a back brace as he picked up packages in front of his Beverly Hills Post Office home, which is reportedly worth over $9 million.
The now 19-year-old, who got off with no jail time, was pictured for the first time Tuesday since his family agreed to a historic settlement, settling for a staggering $18.8m
Khuri, son of real estate mogul James Khuri, was racing the $300,000 Urus in a 35-mph zone on a West Los Angeles freeway, when he crashed into a Lexus driven by Monique Muñoz, 32, in February 2021
Brendan Khuri, then 17, (pictured right) with his father, James Khuri (pictured left), who is a multi-millionaire – he owns several real estate firms and an e-commerce business
A photo of Muñoz with her parents celebrating a graduation milestone during happier times
The settlement was announced in April 2022.
‘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 at the time.
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.’
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.’
Muñoz, who had been driving home from her job as a nurse manager 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.
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
In April, Khuri pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence in Inglewood Juvenile Court.
Prosecutors were outraged when his defense argued 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.
Muñoz’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.
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
Munoz’s stepfather and mother want justice for their daughter
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 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.
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