Tammy Lynn Sytch, better known by her ring name Sunny, fell greatly since her heyday in the World Wrestling Federation during the 1990s. The WWF superstar was arrested yesterday on several charges relating to an accident that killed a 75-year-old man. Now she’s stuck in jail and awaiting the outcome of her current situation.
Sunny was picked up on charges of DUI manslaughter after toxicology tests confirmed suspicions that she was under the influence at the time of the accident. It appears, she will have to pay an eye-watering amount to get out of jail.
The penalty for her crimes could keep her in jail for a large portion of the remainder of her life. Tammy Sytch is facing 30 years in prison for the offense. The judge may be willing to issue the harshest sentence possible, as Sytch has a long history of DUI arrests.
PW Insider reports, Sytch was slated for an appearance this morning in Volusia County Court. However, as of this writing it’s not confirmed if she had appeared in front of a judge. According to the outlet, prosecutors intend to pursue to DUI Manslaughter charge as a second degree felony.
Sytch is still currently listed as incarcerated and would have to put up a $227,500 bond in order to be released from jail. She had initially claimed that she had a seizure which caused the accident. However, the toxicology reports say otherwise as she was found to be impaired.
Sunny was once one of the brightest stars in professional wrestling. She redefined what it meant to be a woman in wrestling. Sytch was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011 despite her many criminal and character issues. The downfall of Tammy Lynn Sytch has been hard to watch for long-time wrestling fans. Stay tuned to Thirsty for future updates.
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