‘The following is my document of the Hit & Run/Attempted Murder by KB:
August 6, 2021 is a day I’ll always remember. August 6, 2021 is the day KB tried to homicide me and my 8-month-old baby. We had been out for a stroll, my baby was in his stroller. It was 8:40am on a clear day with blue skies, stunning and heat. I observed a black automobile rushing in direction of us going the mistaken route down the one-way avenue we had been strolling. The automobile was driving very quick in a 15 MPH zone. The avenue is more-or-less an alley that’s meant for autos accessing their properties. It is a residential avenue, not a thoroughfare, and has no sidewalks. For reference, the road will get extra pedestrian utilization than it does car utilization. All day lengthy you’ll be able to see moms, fathers and nannies pushing infants in strollers and strolling canines down this explicit avenue.
As the automobile approached me and my little one, I ended strolling and moved the stroller and myself up in opposition to a constructing on the best aspect of the street to be certain that we gave the reckless driver loads of room to cross. As the automobile bought dangerously shut to us, KB turned the wheels in our route and accelerated as he aimed to kill us. I screamed on the high of my lungs for him to cease. I made eye contact with KB, whose face had no look of concern, shock, or remorse. He stared proper at me with a look of intention.
There was nowhere for me and my baby to go and I knew we had been going to get plowed and pinned in opposition to that wall. In the final second to attempt to save my little one, I stepped away from the wall and straight in entrance of the automobile to create space for me to throw the stroller up into the air in an effort to stop my little one from being killed by the nostril of the automobile. I’ve fragments of reminiscences: of watching the automobile hit us, me hitting the windshield with my physique and head, hitting the bottom. I noticed a tire as I fell to the bottom and thought my head was going to get run over, that my life was over. I assumed my baby was already lifeless.
People who witnessed the incident use the time period ‘miracle’ and ‘act of God’ after they describe what occurred and how we survived. We are certainly very lucky to be alive however make no mistake; my son can be lifeless if it wasn’t for my actions in these final moments. Had I not thrown my little one into the air and as an alternative had left him on the bottom in his stroller, KB would have succeeded in killing my baby by driving the nostril of his stollen automobile proper into my kid’s face.
In my sufferer’s assertion to Police Officer Kwan, I informed him that definitely the motive force will need to have been excessive on medicine. He seemed me stone chilly in the eyes. I might see the whites of his eyes. ‘Certainly,’ I believed, ‘no person would purposely drive into a mom and baby.’I later realized that regardless that he did check constructive for 2 medicine being in his system, they had been possible solely remnants of what he had taken the night time earlier than due to the hint quantities. KB was, in reality, NOT excessive when he drove into us. He was not drunk. He tried to kill us for sport.
There aren’t any phrases to describe the sensation of helplessness, fear, and devastation that I felt after I realized my baby was going to get hit by the automobile and there was nothing I might do to save him. I believed these had been the final moments of our lives; we had been lifeless. That feeling, together with the reminiscence of a automobile accelerating straight into us, will hang-out me perpetually. After we had been hit, I seemed up and noticed KB rushing away. He solely slowed when he noticed an oncoming car driving the right route down the one-way avenue, tried to swerve round them, and in doing so, crashed into a phone pole. He didn’t cease or sluggish to see if we had been okay. That alone tells me every thing I would like to find out about KB.
After I managed to choose my throbbing physique up off the bottom, I used to be shocked to discover my baby alive, screaming, and fortunately nonetheless strapped into his stroller. The stroller had been struck by the automobile and was mendacity on its aspect. I instantly observed marks on his brow. He had abrasions on his brow and knees, and tire marks on the again of his head.
This complete scene was captured on digicam by neighboring safety cameras. When you play the video in sluggish movement, body by body, like I’ve a million instances, you see me elevate the stroller simply excessive sufficient in order that the nostril of the automobile hits the stroller’s left wheel, which then catapults the stroller into the wall, flipping it upside down and leaving my baby hanging in suspension along with his head, arms and legs dangling, at which level upon descent the again of his dangling head is grazed by the left entrance wheel of the car, leaving tire marks on his head.
We had been rushed by ambulance to the hospital. I used to be pressured to put on a large foam neck brace which made it not possible to maintain and consolation my hysterical little one throughout probably the most traumatic time of our lives. At the hospital, my baby had to be restrained with surgical tape to a chilly, metallic board in order that they may hold him nonetheless sufficient for a CT scan. His head was taped to a board. His arms and legs had been strapped to the board. He was left on their own, screaming, in shock and in ache, and being despatched into a giant, loud, chilly, scary CT machine for a number of minutes. KB did this. I had the wherewithal to take photos and video of this, documenting his hysterical screams, in order that it could possibly be used in proof, which apparently has not been seen by the decide.
I used to be left with blood throughout my physique. I wanted stitches in my proper elbow after it break up open after I hit the bottom after rolling off of the windshield. The high of my proper shoulder was skinned practically to the bone, however you’ll be able to’t sew that pores and skin collectively. I used to be left with street rash throughout each arms, wrists, and elbows. Shards of glass continued to work their means out of my pores and skin for two months after the assault. I had large bruising up and down my left aspect physique from the place the automobile hit my leg and how I landed on the hood and windshield and bruising on my hips from automobile impression and additionally the autumn down to the asphalt.
This assault has radically impacted my life and my household’s lives. Because of KB, I now have 1 disc protrusion and 2-disc bulges in my backbone. There’s nothing that may be finished to repair them. I’ll reside with this for the remainder of my life, and the ache will solely get more durable to handle as I age. My again muscle tissue are at all times extremely tight. My mom had to reside with us for a number of weeks after the assault as a result of I used to be incapable of caring for my little one whereas my husband had to work. I’ve had to name my husband residence from work a number of instances due to panic assaults that I’ve and have felt incapable of caring for our little one. I reside with fixed again ache and as a outcome I’ve bother sleeping at night time. I’ve scars on my wrist, elbow, arm, and shoulder that I see daily. They’re a fixed reminder of what occurred to us. I’ve to take additional precaution going into the solar due to these scars. I cover them after I exit in public as a result of I do not need folks to ask me how I bought them.
I’m terrified to stroll my little one in his stroller. I nearly by no means do it. I believe each automobile that’s driving previous us goes to swerve to hit us. I reside in concern of vehicles and monsters like KB. I have not had psychological remedy but, however I definitely want to. I can not convey myself to go to the bodily remedy that I desperately want or get the psychological assist I would like as a result of I’m terrified to go away my little one with a babysitter as a result of no person may be trusted to shield my little one the way in which I can. I do not know if or when issues will ever get higher.
I had meant to return to work as soon as my little one turned 1 year previous, however that has not occurred, and I do not know if it’s going to. My husband and I had been relying on that supply of revenue, however my kid’s security takes precedence. I can not go away him in another person’s care. I do not understand how or if I’ll ever have the opportunity to go away him for an prolonged time period. I can not start to wrap my head round even sending him to college. Every mass capturing that occurs is magnified for me. Will I’ve to discover a college that makes youngsters stroll by metallic detectors in order that I do know he is not going to be shot by a classmate or a deranged grownup? I used to be dumbfounded after I realized that KB had solely been cited out and was by no means arrested for our tried homicide. Thank goodness he skipped his listening to and was issued a bench warrant, as a result of I’d nonetheless be dwelling in concern that he was going to come again to kill us. I lived with this concern for 7 months till his arrest. It seems like I’ll have solely one other 4-6 months of peace till I’ll resume dwelling with that concern once more.
For two months after the tried homicide, my baby had day and night time terrors. We might have been enjoying with toys and out of nowhere he would hysterically scream, cry, flail his limbs and turn into inconsolable. It was heartbreaking, terrifying, and infuriating – infuriating as a result of KB did this to him. I hope KB experiences in his life the concern and heartbreak I felt and proceed to really feel to this present day.
The detective on our case, together with the Juvenile DA in Inglewood, have all of this proof in the document – the video, the photographs, the statements – so I can not for the lifetime of me start to perceive how this was not introduced to the decide prior to KB’s sentencing.
Sometimes I really feel like my coronary heart goes to explode as a result of I really like my baby a lot. And typically I really discover myself feeling sorry for you as a result of definitely you do not know what love is, or what it is like to be liked. Nobody actually loves you, as a result of how might someone who is liked flip into such a monster? I’ve empathy for you, and you most likely do not even know what that phrase means.
You are little question a product of the setting in which you had been raised by your felon father, and I believe that is actually unhappy. You definitely haven’t any self-respect, and in flip no person respects you. Just as I begin to really feel a little sorry for you I bear in mind what you probably did to us. You tried to kill me and my baby. You comprehend it and I do know it. And anybody who watches that video is aware of it, too. Regardless of what you say or what anybody else says or determines, you tried to kill us, and you confirmed everybody what sort of particular person you’re by driving away. You hit a mom and little one with a automobile and you drove away.
Your Parole Officer referred to as me and she requested me what I’d like to see occur to you. I informed her the worst doable factor conceivable. If I believed you had any decency or regret for what you have finished, or if it had been an accident, I’d have stated I hope you would study to be a higher particular person and turn into a contributing member of society. In my coronary heart I do know you are the loser that you just seem and act to be. I’ve no hope that the measly 5-7 months of Camp you have been sentenced to will do something to change your methods or who you’re at your core, and that you’re going to come out the identical loser you had been whenever you went in. So, what would I like to see occur to you? What type of punishment would I like for you? I’d like to run you over with my automobile whenever you’re up in opposition to a wall and have nowhere to go. That appears truthful. Life is tough and it solely will get more durable as you become older. You will proceed to comply with in your loser Father’s footsteps and lead a pathetic life, and who is aware of, possibly you may find yourself lifeless in a ditch from an overdose or as a result of your gang bought hooked up by one other gang. And when that occurs, no person will care. And that is when justice shall be served. Karma will get you. It at all times does.
This following is directed on the Court:
Is it unlawful to steal a automobile? Is it unlawful to velocity at extra of 100% over the velocity restrict? Is it in opposition to the legislation to drive the mistaken means down a one-way avenue? Is it unlawful to drive with out a license? Is it unlawful to attempt to homicide folks? Is it in opposition to the legislation to try homicide by deliberately accelerating a stolen automobile into a mom and little one who are strolling down the road and then drive away? I’d assume all of these eventualities are unlawful, however the justice system is telling me in any other case.
Being a law-abiding, tax-paying citizen, I’ve at all times believed, albeit naively, that the justice system would do its finest to shield me and do proper by me ought to one thing actually dangerous ever occur. I’ve by no means been extra shocked or upset, and in reality I’ve by no means felt so victimized as I’ve by the system and present insurance policies of LA’s DA, George Gascon. My coronary heart breaks after I take into consideration the entire different victims on the market, much less lucky than me, whose murderers are getting lenient sentences and being launched from jail earlier than their sentences are full.
When I met with the Juvenile DA in Inglewood, I used to be informed that Gascon’s coverage of ‘delivering the lightest contact doable’ for minors would stop us from ever seeing any justice. What about my little one, additionally a minor? He was 8 months previous when KB tried to kill him. I used to be informed by that Deputy DA that their fingers had been tied by Gascon’s sweeping mandates and that little punishment, if any in any respect, can be given to KB. I used to be additionally informed that his document can be cleaned when he turns 18. How on earth can that be? He tried to homicide two harmless pedestrians. Murder. And we now have video proof. My little one can be lifeless if I hadn’t been there to shield him.
George Gascon would not worth my life or the lifetime of my little one, or another sufferer on the market, and would fairly reward the monsters like KB by demonstrating to them that their actions haven’t any penalties. DA Gascon is telling him and each different thug in LA County that it would not matter should you attempt to homicide folks. Why are Gascon’s insurance policies prioritizing the livelihood of rotten monsters when my little one, my baby, who is incapable of defending himself, is left to fend for himself, and is basically being informed his life would not matter? Why is a degenerate’s life valued extra by our DA than my harmless kid’s? We are left dwelling with the implications of KB’s actions, however KB isn’t.
KB was by no means even arrested; simply given a site visitors quotation. It’s nearly comical – a site visitors quotation to somebody who would not even have a license to drive. A site visitors quotation for tried homicide. I’ve lost all religion in the justice system. So a lot in order that my household is leaving LA. Los Angeles has turn into more and more harmful since George Gascon took office and carried out these crippling mandates and I’m not going to stick round to see how issues play out or proceed to really feel weak and scared for my household’s security.
How is it that the proof – video footage of KB steering the automobile in direction of us however skillfully lacking that wall we had been up in opposition to, photos of the bodily injury my little one and I suffered – how is it that this was not shared with the Judge when our Detective and the Deputy DA in Inglewood each have these things in their information? How does this occur? How is it that the proof would not yield higher punishment than 5-7 months in a camp? I used to be promised this Victim Impact Statement prior to KB’s sentencing in order that I might hopefully affect it. Why did not I get that chance? What good does this do us now? I would really like to ask that the Judge overview our proof and that KB’s sentence be reevaluated.
On high of the bodily, psychological, and emotional injury KB has brought about me and my household, this complete course of has been extremely irritating and seemingly a royal waste of time. Our time and efforts have yielded no outcomes. The incontrovertible fact that I’m delivering a sufferer impression assertion after the decide has already dominated on sentencing is infuriating and inconsequential. Will it go away no impression? Does my voice matter? The head space and the vitality, and the time I’ve spent having conferences with legal professionals, the conferences I’ve had with DAs and legislation enforcement – it is all proving to be an costly lesson in injustice and all-in-all, nugatory.
I discussed earlier that I’ve by no means felt extra victimized than I do by the justice system beneath Gascon’s insurance policies. You would assume that’s a loopy assertion as a result of somebody tried to kill me and my little one. We survived the assault. In that sense, we received. After being hit, the assault was all I might take into consideration. It was all I cared about as a result of I trusted that the justice system would ship KB away for a very long time. My husband and I heard rumblings about how the DA’s insurance policies are extraordinarily lax when it comes to juveniles. That made me mad, however I nonetheless thought he’d be despatched away for at the least 5 years. When I used to be informed by our detective that we should not count on any justice, I took that as an exaggeration. When I realized from the Juvenile DA and our legal professional that in reality, possible nothing would occur to KB, I practically puked. I felt like I had been sucker punched. Insult added to damage. Salt in the wound. I nonetheless have a exhausting time wrapping my head round this. There’s no justice; solely injustice. I requested as soon as already, and I’m asking once more. Please, will the decide take a have a look at the proof and contemplate reevaluating KB’s sentencing? Thank you, Rachel’