Tammy Sytch sentenced to 17 years in prison

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Tammy Sytch has been sentenced to seventeen years in prison over her role in the death of Julian Lasseter last year.

After changing her plea to a no-contest this past August, Sytch was in court on Monday in Volusia County.

In March 2022, Sytch struck the 75-year-old Lasseter from behind at a red light resulting in the man’s death. It was determined that Sytch’s blood-alcohol level was at 0.08 or higher, according to TMZ.

Sytch had previously pled not guilty to the charges she faced before changing her plea three months ago.

After making her case in front of the court and expert witnesses taking the stand, the judge ruled that Sytch would be sentenced to approximately 17 years in prison with an additional eight years of probation when she is released.

Sytch was given 10.6 years on one count of causing death while operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked license with credit for 566 days already served since May 2022.

She was given seven years for one charge of DUI causing death.

Other counts she faced were credited with previous time served.

She is obligated to serve eight years on probation upon release as well as undergo a substance abuse evaluation, provide 50 hours of community service, pay a $10,000 fine, and her driver’s license is permanently revoked.

Sytch will have 30 days to appeal the judge’s sentence.

After starting her career in Smokey Mountain Wrestling with boyfriend Chris Candido, the duo was signed by the World Wrestling Federation in 1995 where Sytch became a major star. Her battles with drugs and alcohol have resulted in countless arrests and rehab stints over the past two decades and sadly, resulted in the death of Lasseter last year.

Sytch’s last involvement with WWE occurred in 2011 when she was inducted into the company’s Hall of Fame in Atlanta.

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