A Los Angeles family is mourning amidst a mounting fury over the loss of their daughter, who died in a car crash with a teenager behind the wheel of a Lamborghini.
LAPD booked the teen, but has not formally charged the boy with any crimes three weeks later.
Officials said Monique Munoz, 32, was driving home from work on Olympic Boulevard in West Los Angeles a black Lamborghini SUV careened into her Lexus sedan on Overland Avenue Feb. 17.
Munoz died on the scene. The 17-year-old boy was taken to a nearby hospital, then was booked for vehicular manslaughter on Feb. 23. However, the case is still pending review from District Attorney George Gascón’s office.
Munoz’s family says they have not heard from the DA’s office and are outraged by their lack of action.
James Khuri, a wealthy businessman and father of the juvenile suspect, posted a statement to Instagram apologizing to the Munoz family on Wednesday:
"I am aware that the time it has taken me to communicate this has caused further pain for everyone affected. 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. There are no words I can say to alleviate the pain that you are experiencing. And 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."
He claims that his son has suffered brain damage from his injuries.
"Who gives a kid a Lamborghini?" Monique's father Isaac Cardona told ABC 7 News. "I don't care how much money you have, you don't give a kid a sports car - especially a kid that doesn't even know how to drive right."
The Munoz family have taken to social media with the hashtag #JusticeForMoniqueMunoz, and are planning a protest on the corner of Olympic and Overland Boulevard today.
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