A Culver City man accused of killing a husband and wife in a fatal DUI crash on New Year’s Eve pleaded not guilty Friday.
Jorge Alberto Molina, 27, is charged with two counts of murder and leaving the scene of an accident in the deaths of Demetria and Kelvin Dorsey.
If convicted, Molina, who is in jail in lieu of $2 million bail, could spend 30 years in prison.
Deputy District Attorney Kaarin Axelsen said Molina led police on a brief chase before running a red light near Florence Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard about 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 31. His Geo Prism slammed into the blue Infinity SUV driven by Demetria Dorsey, 50, which flipped on its roof, Axelsen said.
Dorsey and her husband, 54, both died at the scene, police said. Molina allegedly got out of his car in an attempt to escape the scene before police officers apprehended him.
He is due back in court Jan. 20 to set a date for a hearing that will determine whether enough evidence exists to try him.Â