Former WWE star Tammy Sytch was sentenced to more than 17 years in prison in connection with a 2022 crash that killed a 75-year-old man in Florida. Sitch, 50, will also serve eight years of probation after being released on a manslaughter charge, according to the Daytona Beach News Journal and CBS affiliate WKMG-TV. According to the newspaper, the former wrestler filed a no-contest appeal on August 26 on charges of manslaughter while under the influence of alcohol, four counts of bodily injury due to drunk driving, and two counts of criminal damage to property due to drunk driving. She was arrested in May 2022, just four months after being released from an eight-month prison sentence for her previous drink-driving conviction.
Prosecutors had asked for a maximum sentence of 26 years in prison for Sitch, saying he was a “danger to society” due to his repeated crimes. In 2019, Sitch was charged with his sixth DUI after being arrested on a DUI charge. She allegedly drove the wrong way on a one-way street with her license revoked and was sentenced to eight months in prison.
On Monday, Sitch received 566 days of credit for his sentence, WKMG reported. Shortly before 8:30 p.m. on March 25, 2022, Sitch was driving south on Route 1 when he encountered a vehicle stopped at a traffic light. The car that hit Sitch then rear-ended the car in front of it, which was also stopped at a traffic light.
The driver of the second vehicle, Julian LaFrancis Lasseter of Daytona Beach Shores, was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The driver and passenger of the third car involved were also injured. Sytch, known as Sonny during her professional wrestling days, rose to fame as WWE’s first “Diva.” She was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011 after leaving the company in the late 1990s.
Source : People.com