Dr. Rebecca Twine

Kayla Gerdes arriving at court in Mineola on April 10, 2012 for plea deal (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Kayla Gerdes Admits To Mowing Down Dr. Rebecca Twine In Freeport

Prosecutors said on April 20, 2010, Kayla Gerdes was speeding and high on drugs when she lost control of the van she was driving and drove onto a Hempstead lawn, killing 69-year-old Dr. Rebecca Twine.


Brian Steele speaks with CBS 2's Jennifer McLogan. (credit: CBS 2)

Boyfriend Of Kayla Gerdes Speaks To CBS 2 As Manslaughter Trial Is Delayed

Gerdes’ trial was supposed to begin this week, nearly 18 months to the day after she allegedly climbed behind the wheel of a van and ran over and killed a beloved doctor while high on Xanax and Oxycodone.


Lutful Chowdhury (credit: Nassau Co. Police); Kayla Gerdes (credit: CBS 2)

L.I. Pharmacist Arrested In Phony Prescription Painkillers Probe

Prosecutors said they began investigating Lutful Chowdhury following a fatal car accident in Hempstead in April 2010 that left Dr. Rebecca Twine dead. The driver — Kayla Gerdes — is accused of being under the influence of drugs.


Kayla Gerdes in April 2010 (credit: CBS 2)

Woman Accused In L.I. Doctor’s Death: I’m No Monster

Months after retired Hempstead doctor Rebecca Twine was killed mowing her lawn, the woman charged in her death was apologetic Tuesday and told reporters she was “really sorry.”