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Mercury News: Indian American Family Seeks Swift Action in Race Car Death

posted by Randall

Manuel Anthony Maldonado-AvalosTensions erupted in a San Jose courtroom during the arraignment of one of two suspects accused in the racing car death of Kiran Pabla, 24, reports the Mercury News.

The arraignment of Manuel Maldonado-Avalos (pictured left) had just wrapped up Wednesday when one of Pabla’s brothers screamed “That guy killed my sister! You owe us an apology!” while another yelled “We need justice!”

Police say Maldonado-Avalos and Gabriel Becerra Esparza, 18, were racing each other on a San Jose street when one or both of them lost control and hit Pabla who was jogging at the time.

Gabriel Becerra Esparza

Gabriel Becerra Esparza

Maldonado-Avalos is being held on $100,000 bail and Esparza is out on bail. Each faces a maximum sentence of six years in prison.

“I really want to make sure justice is done for the murder they committed. I consider this murder, racing down Yerba Buena … it is no way for a child to die,” said Samir Mohan, Pabla’s uncle.

This is not the first death involving street racing. You can read about that and the problem on the street where this death occurred in the Mercury News.

 

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