Tammy Sytch, a former WWE star, has been sentenced to 17 years in prison following a DUI crash that resulted in the death of 75-year-old Julian Lasseter. The 50-year-old wrestling Hall of Famer, known as Sunny in WWE, pleaded no contest to charges, including DUI causing death, after the March 2022 incident near Ormond Beach, Florida.
Sytch was driving when her vehicle collided with Lasseter’s car, which was stopped at a red light. Police reports indicated her blood alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit. She has been incarcerated since the accident.
The sentence includes 10-and-a-half years for driving with a suspended license causing death and seven years for DUI manslaughter. Additionally, Sytch faces eight years of probation, and her driving license has been permanently revoked.
During the emotional sentencing in Volusia County Court, Sytch expressed deep remorse to the victim’s family, acknowledging her “stupid decision” and the lasting impact on the Lasseter family. She reflected on her own losses, including her father and mother, the latter passing away while Sytch was in jail, emphasizing her understanding of the family’s grief.
Sytch’s legal troubles date back to 2013, including a 114-day jail term for assault and parole violation, during which she was treated for cervical cancer. In 2019, she served a year in prison for DUI and related offenses. Post-release, Sytch sought income through OnlyFans and previously ventured into the adult entertainment industry.
Famed for her WWE career from 1994-98, Sytch entered the wrestling world alongside her late boyfriend Chris Candido, who passed away in 2005.