By Jack Bezants for Dailymail.Com
20:25 November 27, 2023, updated 21:02 November 27, 2023
WWE legend Tammy Sytch has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for her role in a car crash that killed a 75-year-old man.
It comes three months after she pleaded no contest to charges brought against her, including a charge of DUI causing death.
Sytch, 50, also known as WWE Hall of Famer Sunny, was driving a sedan in March 2022 when she collided with a vehicle driven by Julian Lasseter and had stopped at a red light near Ormond Beach in Florida.
Police said his blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit. He has been behind bars since March 2022.
He has a sentence of 10 and a half years for driving with a suspended license causing death and another seven years for DUI manslaughter. He also has eight years of probation and his driver’s license has been permanently revoked.
According to TMZ, she addressed the victim’s family in the courtroom, where she appeared dressed in an orange jumpsuit, saying, “I know my words are not enough, but know that I think about you every day.”
The 50-year-old woman appeared in the courtroom in handcuffs and apparently broke down in tears during her speech.
He has already served time behind bars before. She served 114 days in jail in Connecticut in 2013 after being arrested for assaulting her boyfriend and then violating probation conditions.
During that first stint in jail, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer and treated while in prison.
In 2019, a warrant was issued for her arrest in February of that year and she was arrested in New Jersey that same month. She spent a year in prison for DUI and other driving offenses.
When she was released, she turned to OnlyFans to make money and had previously turned to the adult entertainment industry for work: in 2016 she starred in the adult film ‘Sunny Side Up’.
She was in WWE from 1994 to 1998. Her longtime boyfriend, Chris Candido, who died in 2005, introduced her to the wrestling industry.