WWE Hall of Famer Tammy “Sunny” Sytch’s lawyer, Steven deLaroche, had filed a motion asking to withdraw as her legal representation in the criminal DUI manslaughter trial.
Pwinsider reported today that the Circuit Court of Volusia County, Florida has granted deLaroche’s request to withdraw as her representation. She will either need a new legal representative or a public defender.
Sytch was arrested by police in Florida after being charged in connection with a deadly crash that took place on March 25th. She is currently remanded to jail awaiting trial on the charges, which does not currently have a start date. She has pleaded not guilty.
Police allege that Sytch was driving a 2012 Mercedes Benz when her vehicle crashed into the rear of a 2013 Kia Sorento, which was stopped at a red light, and that car crashed into the rear of a 2011 GMC Yukon, which was also stopped at the light. The driver of the vehicle hit by Sytch was 75-year-old Julian Lafrancis Lasseter Jr. He was pronounced dead once arriving at the hospital.
The toxicology results on Sytch’s blood determined her blood-alcohol level to be 0.280 (g/100mL) – 3 ½ times the lawful blood-alcohol limit while operating a motor vehicle.