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Culver City man charged with murder in New Year's Eve crash that killed L.A. couple

January 4, 2011 |  3:32 pm

Prosecutors charged a 27-year-old Culver City man with two counts of murder Tuesday in connection with an alcohol-related crash that killed a Los Angeles couple heading home from a New Year's Eve party.

Demetria Dorsey, 50, and husband Kelvin Dorsey, 54, were killed when Jorge Alberto Molina sped through a red light in South Los Angeles while being chased by police and slammed into their car, authorities said.

In addition to the murder charge, Molina was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, said Jane Robison, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.

Prosecutors said they will ask that Molina's bail be set at $2 million, Robison said. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 30 years to life in state prison.

Molina allegedly led police on a brief chase in a white Geo Prism before running a red light near Florence Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard about 11:30 p.m. Dec. 31. His vehicle slammed into a blue Infiniti driven by the couple. The impact flipped the Infiniti onto its roof.

Molina ran from the scene but collapsed nearby, police said.

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