Update: A new court document filed today noted that Tammy Sytch’s DUI trial has been moved to August 21st at 8:30 AM.

Original: Tammy Lynn Sytch is still incarcerated, but she has a trial coming up sooner than later. Although the woman who was known as Sunny by WWE fans for years might see her day in court, those charges are still very serious.

Sunny will face trial this fall, confronting charges related to a tragic incident that occurred in March 2022 in Ormond Beach, Florida. The charges include one count of DUI causing death, DUI Manslaughter, which is a third-degree felony, one count of causing death while operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, which is also a third-degree felony.

The WWE Hall of Famer is also facing four counts of DUI causing injury to a person, and three counts of DUI causing damage to property. These charges stem from the death of 75-year-old Julian Lasseter during a traffic incident.


Among the charges, the DUI Manslaughter charge is the most severe, as it is considered a felony in Florida. If she is convicted, Sytch could face a sentence of up to 30 years in prison, with a minimum of four years, as well as fines amounting to $10,000.

At this time, Tammy Lynn Sytch is scheduled for court on August 16th at 1:30 PM. Jury selection is scheduled for September 15th. At this time, Sytch’s trial is set for the week of September 18th and is expected to last one week.

The incident that took place on March 25th, 2022, according to the Ormond Beach Police Department’s report, involved Sytch driving southbound on U.S. 1 just north of Granada Boulevard at 8:28 PM EST. Despite not possessing a valid driver’s license, Sytch failed to stop and was reportedly driving at a high rate of speed. Consequently, her vehicle collided with Lasseter’s stationary car, which then crashed into a third vehicle. Tragically, Lasseter passed away after being taken to the hospital. The occupants of the third vehicle suffered injuries to their neck, back, side, and head, though they did not require hospitalization.

In August 2022, Sytch voluntarily waived her right to a speedy trial related to the criminal incident in question. This decision allowed her more time for preparation and was made while she had “criminal indigent status.”

We will have to see what’s next for Tammy Lynn Sytch at this point, but it is pretty obvious that her legal issues are not going away any time soon.

Do you think that Tammy Lynn Sytch will ever get out of jail at this point? Will she ever be welcomed back into the pro wrestling world? Sound off in the comments to let us know what you think!

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