Tammy Lynn Sytch’s sentencing went down on November 27th, and it didn’t go as her defense hoped. While she avoided a full 25-year sentence, the ramifications of her actions are certainly felt with the verdict the judge handed down. Now, we have new information on her defense’s strategy, and how one witness no-showed.
Ringside News provided comprehensive coverage of Tammy Lynn Sytch’s sentencing hearing. There is a lot to unpack at the end of the day for the former WWE Diva.
Tammy Lynn Sytch had chance to speak for herself during her sentencing hearing, but one person who was slated to be there was a no-show.
During her sentencing hearing, Tammy Lynn Sytch’s defense’s repeated message was that she should not be defined solely by the worst things she did in her past actions. Her attorney argued for a combination of incarceration and mental health rehabilitation, seeking an alternative to the full 25-year sentence with six months of probation afterward. However, the prosecution insisted on the full period of incarceration.
PW Insider reports that Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake’s wife was supposed to be in court, where she would speak on Tammy Lynn Sytch’s behalf. However, she did not show up, leaving Sytch without a character witness.
Melissa Leslie, the wife of Brutus Beefcake, was listed as scheduled to testify yesterday on Sytch’s behalf but did not appear.
The prosecution highlighted Tammy Lynn Sytch’s three DUIs within a 21-day period, emphasizing her history of poor decision-making, which we have extensively covered before.
When the judge delivered the verdict, Judge Karen Foxman determined that the circumstances did not warrant the alternative sentencing proposed by Sytch’s defense. She also mentioned the “egregious” details of the case. Sytch received credit for her open plea to the court.
In the end, Judge Karen Foxman found Tammy Lynn Sytch guilty on all charges, resulting in a 17-year prison sentence. She will receive credit for the 566 days already served and will face 8 years of probation. Her sentence will not be served in a rehabilitation center, marking the conclusion of a tragic story.
We will have to see what happens with Tammy Lynn Stych next. She will receive credit for the 566 days she already served, so she may be out in 15 years, with 8 years of probation ahead of her. At that time, she will be 73 years old.
What’s your take on Tammy Lynn Sytch’s sentencing? Was the judge not hard enough? Should she have received time in a mental health facility instead? Let us know what you think in the comments section!