Man Convicted in Killings Following ‘Doorbell Ditch’ Prank Receives Life Sentence

Michael A. Hestrin, the Riverside County district legal professional, stated in a press release that “the lives of numerous households won’t ever be the identical due to one man’s anger, callousness and outrageous conduct, and I’m grateful to Choose Navarro for imposing the utmost sentence on this case.”

David Wohl, an legal professional for Mr. Chandra, stated that he and his consumer had been “disenchanted” within the conviction and sentence. He stated that he deliberate to attraction the decision.

“Whereas we imagine that some form of manslaughter conviction would have been acceptable, a homicide conviction underneath these circumstances was merely faulty,” Mr. Wohl stated.

On the evening of Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, one of many boys had been dared to prank a house, the district legal professional’s workplace stated, and the six youngsters drove to Mr. Chandra’s home in Corona, about 50 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

The boy rang the doorbell and returned to the Prius they had been using in, and the group drove off.

Mr. Chandra chased them in his personal car, elevated his pace to 99 miles per hour and rammed into the again of the Prius, “inflicting it to veer off the highway and right into a tree,” prosecutors stated.