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LA prosecutors will not charge actress-singer Brandy in deadly car crash

LA prosecutors will not charge actress-singer Brandy in deadly car crash

The Los Angeles city attorney's office said Friday it will not charge actress-singer Brandy Norwood for a deadly car crash last year.
Spokesman Nick Velasquez said Friday there was "insufficient evidence" for a jury to find her guilty of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter beyond a reasonable doubt.
The decision runs counter to a recommendation from the California Highway Patrol that Brandy be charged in the crash.
The 28-year-old entertainer was driving on a Los Angeles freeway on Dec. 30, 2006, when traffic slowed and her Land Rover smashed into the back of a Honda.
That car was involved in several other collisions. The driver, 38-year-old Awatef Aboudihaj, a Los Angeles waitress, died in the accident.
Aboudihaj's husband has sued both Brandy and another driver involved in the accident for reckless driving. Aboudihaj's parents, who live in Morocco, and her two children also have separate civil suits pending against Brandy.
The 28-year-old Brandy, who earned a Grammy in 1999, has made five albums. She began her recording career at 14 and acted for film and television, starring on the sitcom "Moesha" from 1996-2001 and as a judge for NBC's "America's Got Talent" last year.


Updated : 2021-04-13 04:12 GMT+08:00