The mother of one of the four Pepperdine University sorority sisters killed by an out-of-control driver in Malibu earlier this month said her daughter attended the same prep school as the driver and called the fatal crash “every parent’s worst nightmare.” Niamh Rolston’s mother, Tracy, gave a tearful interview to Fox News Digital after her daughter was killed along with Peyton Stewart, Asha Weir, and Deslyn Williams on Oct. 17.“It’s so hard. It’s so hard. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare,” Tracy said.“You have a kid, and you just hope that nothing like this ever happens.” Fraser Bohm, 22, was charged with four counts of murder after losing control of his BMW while speeding 104 mph down a precarious stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway.Bohm, who also faces vehicular manslaughter charges, was released from jail a second time Friday after his bail was halved to $4 million — a shift in the case that the grieving mother said was “very hard.” “He killed four girls and walked away without a scratch, and now he’s out,” Tracy said. “I know that justice has to go through the process, but it’s very hard.” Rolston and Bohm were classmates at Oaks Christian School, a private school for students from fourth grade to 12th in Westlake Village, California.While Rolston and the driver were never friends, they likely crossed paths, Tracy added. During their time at the prep school, Bohm played on the varsity baseball team while Rolston was a cheerleader. Rolston, Stewart, Weir and Williams — all seniors and members of the Alpha Phi sorority — were declared dead at the scene. The young women were walking to a party at the Sigma Chi house after parking down the street when Bohm barricaded into a row of parked cars, launching the vehicles into the group. “He sped so hard that he launched a car into them, and they died from blunt force trauma,” Tracy said. Bohm, who stepped out of the vehicle unharmed and was tackled by witnesses, was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence. He was later re-arrested on the murder charges, with Los Angeles County DA George Gascón saying he deliberately acted “with conscious disregard for human life.”The liberal arts college at Pepperdine University announced that Rolston, Stewart, Weir and Williams would receive their college degrees posthumously. Rolston and Stewart were both studying business, while Weir was an English major and Williams was a pre-med biology major. All four were set to graduate this spring. The driver’s attorney, Michael Kraut, has claimed the 22-year-old was speeding because he was trying to escape a road-raging driver who was trying to chase him off the side of the road. Meanwhile, prosecutors allege Bohm was racing at 104 mph in a 45 mph zone and texting when he lost control and crashed into the four college students. Kraut claimed the BMW was driving closer to 70 mph, but did not comment on allegations that Brohm was texting and driving. “It was very, very hard to hear his attorney say that he was a victim,” the bereaved mother said. “Our girls are gone, and he was driving 104 mph and possibly texting. I mean, I do realize he didn’t set out to murder them, but at the same time, you can’t do what he did.”Bohm could face multiple life sentences if convicted on the murder charges, according to prosecutors.
31 Ekim 2023 - 17:35
Pepperdine crash victim’s mom says daughter, driver went to same prep school
The mother of one of the four Pepperdine University sorority sisters killed by an out-of-control driver in Malibu earlier this month said her daughter attended the same prep school as the driver an…
31 Ekim 2023 - 17:35