A ruling has been made in the court case involving WWE Hall of Famer Tammy Sytch aka Sunny.
Tammy Sytch, who wrestling fans known as Sunny, was sentenced to 17 years in prison by a judge in a Volusia County, Florida courtroom, according to TMZ.
On March 25th, 2022, Tammy Sytch was arrested and charged with DUI Manslaughter. There were multiple other offenses as well when Sytch caused an automobile accident while driving under the influence of alcohol. The incident resulted in the death of 75-year-old Julian Lasseter.
The incident happened when Sytch drove full speed into Lasseter’s car while he was stopped at a traffic light. The 50-year-old Sytch had a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher.
Prior to the incident that killed Lasseter, Sytch had previously been arrested at least six times due to impaired driving.
During the Tuesday, November 27th hearing, Sytch spoke along with several other people who gave testimonies related to the case.
At one point, Sytch turned to the victim’s family and said: “I know my words are not enough but please know that I think about you every day.”
At the hearing in Daytona Beach, Florida, Circuit Judge Karen A. Foxman sentenced Sytch to 17.6 years in prison. The sentencing determined that Sytch would serve 10.6 years in prison for driving with a suspended license causing death. In addition to that, the second sentence will be for seven years for DUI manslaughter following that.
After that 17.6-year sentence, Sytch will also serve eight years of probation. In addition to that, Sytch’s driver’s license will be permanently revoked. Sytch will have 30 days to appeal the sentencing.
What Did Tammy Sytch (Sunny) Do In Pro Wrestling?
Tammy Sytch debuted as Sunny in WWE as part of the team known as The Bodydonnas along with Skip, who was portrayed by Chris Candido. They were eventually joined by Zip and the two men became WWE Tag Team Champions with Sunny as their manager.
Sunny would move on from The Bodydonnas to manage other wrestlers like Faarooq, The Smoking Gunns and Legion of Doom. Her WWE run lasted from 1995 until 1998. After that, she went on to work for ECW and a brief WCW stint with Candido by her side.
Sadly, Sytch’s longtime boyfriend Chris Candido died in 2005 at the age of 33 following acute pneumonia after he decided to travel following a major surgery. During her sentencing trial, Sytch spoke about the heartache that his death caused.
Sunny was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011.