A Florida attorney declared Tammy Sytch a “danger to society” and is seeking a decades-long sentence after she’s been charged with DUI manslaughter.
Tammy Sytch, better known to wrestling fans as WWE Hall of Famer Sunny, was arrested and charged with DUI Manslaughter along with multiple other offenses after allegedly causing an automobile accident while under the influence of alcohol on March 25th, 2022 that resulted in the death of 75 year old Julian Lasseter.
Soon after her arrest, a bond of $225,500 was paid for Sytch to be released on bail. However, bail was revoked days after it was granted, with Claire Metz of WESH 2 reporting that Judge Karen Foxman said there was no way to reasonably keep the public safe than “complete bond revocation.” This means that Sytch will remain in jail until her trial takes place.
Back in August, Sytch changed her plea of not guilty to a plea of no contest, and she is set to be sentenced on November 27th. The prosecution is seeking a 26 year sentence.
Tammy Sytch Allegedly Under The Influence Of Vodka At The Time Of Her March 2022 Accident
Now, PWInsider reports that Florida attorney RJ Larizza filed a sentencing memorandum that calls Tammy Sytch a “danger to society.” A portion of the memorandum reads as follows:
On August 26, 2023 the defendant entered a plea of no contest as charged to one count of DUI Manslaughter, Driving While License Suspended with Death, four counts of DUI with Damage to Person and two counts of DUI with Damage to Property.
Tamara Lynn Sytch is a danger to society as shown based on her past record and current offense. On March 25, 2022 at 8:21 pm the Defendant crashed into the vehicle of the victim, Julian Fran Lasseter, resulting in his death. The Defendant was the sole occupant and was driving a white 2012 Mercedes sedan going South near the 100 block of N Yonge Street in Ormond Beach, Florida.
Prior to the crash, the Defendant was witnessed running the red light at a high rate of speed at the intersection of Wilmette Avenue and US l, approximately I mile from the scene of the crash. Multiple cars had to slam on their breaks to avoid a collision with the Defendant. Mr. Lasseter was stationary at the traffic light in his black Kia SUV when he was rear ended by the Defendant’ s vehicle.
The crash caused Mr. Lasseter’s vehicle to also crash in to the Black GMC Yukon that was also stationary at the light and driven by Demetrios Mahairas. Mr. Mahairas’s vehicle had three passengers. Mr. Lasseter succumbed to his injuries shortly after the crash.
When law enforcement spoke to the Defendant at the hospital, she stated that she was unaware that she was involved in a crash and advised that she remembered making leftover burritos in her kitchen and that she drank some vodka, but could not say how much. The Defendant stated that vodka was her “go to” and she recalled leaving the house to go to Wawa for gas and then possibly to a 7-Eleven on the beach side in search for iced tea.
A rotisserie chicken, tumbler style cup, and open bottle of Grey Goose Vodka was located in the Defendant’s front passenger seat after the crash. The Defendant’s blood was drawn at the hospital for medical purposes on March 25, 2022 at 9:20 pm, just under an hour after the offense.
The Defendant’s blood was drawn by law enforcement on March 26, 2022 at 12:20 AM, approximately 4 hours after the crash. FDLE Analyst Ryan Warner performed the conversion of the medical blood to a legal blood amount and opined that just under an hour after the crash the Defendant’s blood alcohol content was between a .32 and .36.
Analyst Warner also analyzed the legal blood drawn by law enforcement approximately 4 hours after the crash and found the Defendant’ s blood alcohol content to be a .280 at 12:20 am on March 26th and that the Defendant’s blood contained the active ingredient, active metabolite and inactive metabolite of cannabis.
The Defendant was arrested on May 6, 2022. Prior to her arrest, the Daytona Beach Police Department generated a report from May 5, 2022 in which the Defendant was located on the sidewalk in front of 550 Seabreeze Boulevard unable to provide her name and date of birth. The Defendant could not advise how much alcohol she had consumed and indicated she could not get home. The Defendant could not stand up without help, could not walk, had slurred speech and constant nystagmus.
The Defendant was taken into custody and transported to Halifax Health for treatment under a Marchman act. At a hearing on May 13, 2022, the Court found that the Defendant poses a threat of harm to the community and held her no bond pursuant to 907.041