NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The Lamborghini driver booked in a fatal accident on Tchoupitoulas Street reached out to the victim's family, but their attorney said he did not go far enough. And in a bizarre twist, that attorney says the car itself is linked to a plastic surgeon who was arrested earlier this week in a rape and voyeurism case.
They were two cases that dominated headlines for two days. Jason Adams was released from jail Tuesday after paying a $75,000 bond on a vehicular homicide charge. Kristi Lirette, 23, was killed in the May 4 crash.
"All we ever wanted was for him to just reach out and say, 'You know what? I am so sorry for what happened to Kristi,'" said her father, Brett Lirette.
The Lirette family attorney said that Adams did in fact reach out, but his effort fell short.
"I think the most disappointing thing for my clients - it wasn't even an apology for what happened to their daughter, and it's been frustrating for them," said Debosier, who declined to be more specific citing privacy concerns.
Adams' release from jail came the day after the arrest of plastic surgeon Dr Ali Sadeghi on rape and video voyeurism charges.
Now Lirette family attorney Steven Debosier tells FOX 8 that he confirmed through State Farm Insurance that the Lamborghini involved in the crash was leased to Sadeghi and Axis Ventures, and Sadeghi was the only driver carrying insurance on the car.
"My understanding from State Farm is the one Jason was driving when he killed Lirette, was the one leased to the doctor," Debosier said.
The Secretary of State's office shows that Jason Adams is the owner of Axis Ventures.
Police said Adams had a blood alcohol level of .11g when he was tested hours after the crash. The legal limit is .08g. Prosecutors said it could have been much higher at the time of the accident.
Prosecutors said Adams was going 118 mph when he lost control and crashed.
Sadeghi spokeswoman Julie Quinn said Sadeghi claims he did not own and did not drive the Lamborghini.