MARTINEZ (KCBS) – A Concord teen has been given the maximum sentence for his part in a fatal accident in April that took the life of a father and his 9-year-old daughter.
18-year-old David Rosen had a chance but did not express any remorse in court on Monday. On April 7, prosecutors said Rosen was speeding on Treat Boulevard in Concord when he lost control of his vehicle, hitting and killing 41-year-old Solaiman Nuri and his 9-year-old daughter Hadees. Nuri’s 12-year-old daughter suffered injuries as well, as the family was biking together, but survived.
KCBS’ Dave Padilla Reports:
On April 7, then 17-year-old Rosen was speeding down Treat Boulevard at more than 70 mph in a 45 mph zone when he lost control of his vehicle and struck the Nuris as they rode their bicycles.
“It’s amazing to me not to see a tear shed, not to see any real emotion,” said attorney Michael Cardoza, who represents the family of the victims.
Rosen was sentenced to seven years and eight months in the Youth Offender Treatment Program. Nuri’s brother-in-law, Emal Karzai, said the sentence was justified.
“Based on his actions, I think this is a person that definitely needs a lot of help,” Karzai said.
Cardoza said widow Stoorai Nuri wishes that Rosen had been charged as an adult in the case so the conviction would stay on his permanent record.
However, Cabral said that the term Rosen will face in the juvenile facility “far exceeds any sentence he would receive as an adult.”
He said the sentence will also include counseling at the facility.
“Hopefully with our juvenile system, it’s a rehabilitative process,” Cabral said. “I think justice was served.”
Rosen will be released from the juvenile facility when he turns 21, per state law.
Rosen will return to court on Dec. 14 for a restitution hearing.
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