Former WWE Star Tammy Sytch Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison for Fatal DUI Crash

Tammy Sytch

Tammy Sytch, also known as Sunny, a former WWE star and Hall of Famer, has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for a fatal DUI crash that killed a 75-year-old man in Florida in 2022. Sytch, 50, pleaded no contest to eight charges, including felony DUI causing death, felony driving with license suspended causing death, and four counts of misdemeanor DUI with damage to a person or property. She will also serve eight years of probation after her release.

Sytch was arrested in May 2022 after she rear-ended another car that was stopped at a traffic light in Ormond Beach, Florida. The driver of the other car, Julian LaFrancis Lasseter, died from his injuries. According to the police report, Sytch had a blood alcohol level of 0.08 or higher, which is the legal limit in Florida. She also admitted to taking prescription medication before the crash.

Tammy Sytch

Sytch has a history of legal troubles and substance abuse

Sytch’s sentencing comes after a long history of legal troubles and substance abuse. She has been arrested multiple times for DUI, violating protective orders, burglary, and eluding police in different states. She has also spent time in jail and rehab for her addiction issues.

Sytch rose to fame in the 1990s as the original WWE diva, managing several wrestlers and winning the Women Superstars Uncensored Championship in 2007. She was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011 but was later suspended indefinitely for violating the wellness policy. She also appeared in adult films and sold personal items online to make money.

synch’s fans and former colleagues reacted to the news with mixed emotions

Sytch’s fans and former colleagues in the wrestling industry reacted to the news of her sentencing with mixed emotions. Some expressed sympathy and hope for her recovery, while others criticized her actions and lack of remorse. Some also questioned the fairness of the justice system and the role of mental health in her case.

One of Sytch’s former partners, Chris Candido, who died in 2005, was remembered by his brother Johnny as a loving and supportive person who tried to help Sytch with her problems. He said that he was saddened by the news and hoped that Sytch would find peace and redemption.

Sytch’s former rival, Mickie James, who is also a WWE star, said that she was shocked and heartbroken by the news and prayed for Sytch and the victim’s family. She said that she had a lot of respect for Sytch and her contributions to the wrestling business.

Sytch’s former friend, Tamara Lynn, who is also a former wrestler, said that she was disgusted and angry by the news and called Sytch a selfish and irresponsible person. She said that Sytch had wasted her life and talent and deserved to be punished for her crimes.

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