Often we come across news that makes us realize what happens when we get ample luxuries and money at a very young age. Yes, you guessed it right, kids go astray, either they ruin their own lives or cause harm to others. Well, one of the eye-opening cases in this regard is the millionaire James Khuri’s son Brendan Khuri killing his dad’s secretary by crashing his father’s Lamborghini. Quite shocking, right?
Moreover, he has reportedly been sentenced to just seven to nine months at a juvenile camp because he is not yet 18 years old. What do you think, is it justified? Well, as we just said nothing is impossible if you have millions of money. If you wish you can also help your son get away from a murder, right? Would you like to know more about the shocking details of the accident? Let us share with you the details!
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Who Is James Khuri?
Since you are reading this article, it is evident that you are curious to know more about this accident. Well, you are at the right place as we will share with you some of the significant details about James Khuri. As we mentioned earlier, James Khuri is a celebrity and multi-millionaire businessman. Needless to say, the Khuris are pretty influential and have lots of connections in important places.
James works in the real estate sector and he also has a trading card business where he sells cards from different brands like Pokemon and Magic the Gathering. This is in collaboration with Amazon and Walmart. The celebrity was born in Decembern23, 1975 in the United States. Therefore, he is 46 years old. James completed his schooling and attended Simon Business School in Rochester, New York. Here he completed his MBA degree.
Furthermore, James tied the knot with Christine Khuri Roderick. She is a fitness and wellness trainer. However, the couple opted for divorce in 2008 for some personal issues. The couple has a son, Brendan Khuri, who is recently the center of all controversies.
As per the sources, James is an animal lover and has a pet dog. He also has a big tattoo on his right arm and neck. In addition, she has a huge collection of the most expensive luxury cars. He himself had said once that his love for cars is insane.
Take A Peek At The Multi-Millionaire Businessman’s Career
As we mentioned earlier, James Khuri started his own real estate business after completing his MBA from a prestigious university. After that, he started investing in office and medical buildings in New York. During this time, he decided to expand his portfolio and started investing in apartment buildings in Los Angeles city.
So after the success of his real estate business, James set up a new business as the manufacturer and supplier of construction raw materials and products for retail stores. However, his main business in which he was highly was providing trading cards for many brands like Pokemon and others to Walmart. Needless to say, his firm E.J Holdings carries out the business and also works as the leading distributor of these cards. In fact, they have offices in New York and Los Angeles.
At the same time, he had the opportunity to work with Amazon and Walmart. In fact, for his consistent service, Amazon had hired representatives for his company. There are very few people all across the world for whom Amazon has assigned representatives, James is one of them. In fact, in most of his business ventures, he has funded all his companies with his own money and avoided taking loans.
How Did James’ Son Become Involved In A Car Accident?
As per the sources, from the media, the 17-year-old Brendan Khuri was out with his dad’s Lamborghini. James himself was a big fan of luxury cars so it is quite natural that his son will also share the same passion as his father. However, handing over such high-end cars to a teenager without proper guidance is sheer negligence of duty.
Brendan was driving the car at more than 100 mph and crashed into his father’s secretary thereby killing him instantly. In fact, the multi-millionaire’s son was driving the Lamborghini Urus SUV with his girlfriend when he crashed it into Monique Munoz, 32, his father’s secretary. After the accident, he was taken to the prison camp at his sentencing on October 21.
Furthermore, Brendan began his prison stint six months after pleading guilty to vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence in Inglewood Juvenile Court a few months back. However, his defense team outraged prosecutors by arguing. They argued that their client should serve the majority of his sentence, about 4 years, on probation at his family’s mansion.
In fact, Mark Werksman, an attorney representing Brendan said that the teenager had autism, depression, and attention deficit disorder after the crash. This is because he probably sustained brain injuries. Meanwhile, his psychologist Karen Schiltz also testified before the Los Angeles County Superior Court regarding Brendan’s autism. She also mentioned that he was autistic right from his childhood, but there was no diagnosis, prior to the accident. At the same time, she also added that he would indeed be a ‘victim’ in all of this if he was to go to LA county juvie camp.
What Was Munoz’s Family Demanding?
Many of you who have been following the news of the accident will know that Munoz’s sudden death has indeed devastated his family members and friends. They are demanding justice for her and were naturally furious when Brendan got a lenient sentence. “House arrest in a mansion is not punishment,” Munoz’s cousin Cynthia Crespin told the court last week. “He took an innocent life in a careless and senseless way,” she added.
Moreover, the LAPD also revealed that Munoz died instantly after the crash. She was just preparing to join the law school. So the 32-year-old secretary’s loved ones slammed the handling of the case. The sentence of the court did not at all satisfy Munoz’s family. According to them, the killer is getting special privileges because of his father’s wealth and status. Since James Khuri is a multi-millionaire it is not a big deal for him to invest money to solve the case for his son.
In fact, Munoz’s family also believes that James was also criminally responsible for the deadly crash despite his repeated apologies. As per the reports, the prosecutors have pushed for the 17-year-old’s juvenile camp sentence. This is mainly because of his past record of reckless driving in Beverly Hills. In addition, the LAPD officers have also testified in court regarding how the police caught Brendan twice for excessive speeding. Moreover, they had also suspended his license because of his rash driving.
Needless to say, the ‘spoilt’ teenager has also boasted about his racing and drifting activities on social media weeks before the crash. Munoz’s uncle had previously urged the judges to deny house arrest for Brendan. According to him, Brendan has no remorse and there are no chances for him to change in the future.
What Are The Comments Of The Khuri Family?
This incident naturally shocked the entire Khuri household. As per the reports, they are indeed ashamed because of their son and feel sorry for Munoz’s family. They are beside her family all the time and want to help them out in any way possible.
So the lawyers for both the families have worked out a financial settlement so that Munoz’s family won’t have any problems in the future. Needless to say, both the families request absolute privacy during this time.
This incident makes a picture clear in front of our eyes where influential and rich people can do anything they want with their money. Even though the Khuri family feels sorry for this tragic loss, however, they should have been careful beforehand. It is now too late to do anything. We hope Munoz’s family is able to cope with the loss soon and may they get justice.