Woman Found Guilty of Killing Two Arab Americans Gets Three Years Probation

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 DETROIT—The woman found guilty of killing two Dearborn residents last May in a car accident has been sentenced to three years' probation, reports The Arab American News.

According to the report, the woman was driving at 82 miles an hour in a 25-mile- per-hour zone, and did not stop at a yield sign, killing Mahmoud Bazzi, 20 and his cousin Hussein El-Zaghir.

The Bazzi and El-Zaghir families told The Arab American News that the judge’s verdict is unfair because the woman (whose name was withheld) never served jail time and had the incident has cleared from her record. The woman reportedly apologized to the families, but they said this was only because the judge asked. The judge said the apology influenced his decision.

Bazzi and El-Zaghir were important contributors to their families’ income, says the news report, and their deaths triggered the Bazzi’s to lose their home and Bazzi’s mother to die from a stress-related heart attack.