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Daylight Robbery/Murder Of CEO’s 68yo Wife Impugns Lenient Prosecutors

A New Zealand tourist was killed during a robbery at a California mall after the suspects struck her with their vehicle as they fled the scene, police said.

The incident unfolded Tuesday afternoon at Fashion Island, an outdoor shopping mall in Newport Beach, police said.

The woman and her husband were walking in the area when two suspects, one armed with a handgun, approached and robbed them, according to the Newport Beach Police Department.

“There was a struggle, and at this point we believe the suspects dragged her into the street,” Newport Beach Police spokesperson Sgt. Steve Oberon said during a presser Tuesday.

The two suspects then attempted to get into a white Toyota Camry sedan driven by a third suspect to flee the scene, police said.

“One of the suspects ran, while the vehicle fled and actually struck the female victim,” Oberon said.

Newport Beach police said Patricia McKay, 68, was pulled onto the road following a struggle during an attempted robbery and was killed after being hit by a car driven by one of the offenders.

McKay, 68, was the wife of businessman Doug McKay, a former chair of BNZ’s board.
[…] “Trish was the wife of Doug McKay who was (amongst other significant roles) the inaugural CEO of the amalgamated Auckland Council

“Trish was amazing- funny, loyal, and loving. My absolute deepest sympathies to Doug and her family.”

Doug McKay’s former employer BNZ said it was a “tragic loss”.

According to the LA Times, McCrary has a history of crimes in LA County and was arrested in October 2022 with being a narcotics addict in possession of a firearm.

He pleaded no contest to the felony charge the year after and was charged in a robbery case in September 2023 and again pleaded no contest.

For that, he received a concurrent sentence for both convictions and got two years of probation and three years in state prison, with the sentence being suspended.

The LA County DA George Gascón is a progressive prosecutor who has been vocal about his belief that the criminal justice system needs to focus more on intervention and rehabilitation, blasting ‘tough on crime’ policies as racist and a failure.
I hope our ambassador to NZ is called on the carpet by the NZ government to answer for this atrocity.

I wonder what Gavin has done to reach out to the woman’s family.

May she rest in peace.
Prayers for the family at this hard time at this time 🙏💔
carpediem · 61-69, M
Awful. Welcome to California, a liberal utopia.

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