Henry Ruggs’ lawyers and prosecutors are asking that he face a sentence of 3 to 10 years in Nevada state prison, for a car accident he was involved in Las Vegas.

Henry Ruggs III Sentence: He Pleads Guilty in Fatal Car Accident

May 3 (Globe Live Media)- Henry Ruggs III, a former wide receiver of the Las Vegas Raiders, has pleaded guilty to one felony count resulting in death and one misdemeanor count of vehicular manslaughter in a tragic one-victim car accident that occurred in Las Vegas in November 2021.

Ruggs waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Tuesday and attended court, where he confirmed that he understood the proceedings.

Details of the Accident and Ruggs’ Guilty Plea

According to the police force in charge of the case, Ruggs was intoxicated and driving at speeds of over 250 kilometers per hour when his Corvette Stingray collided with Tina Tintor’s Toyota RAV4, causing it to travel approximately 174 meters and burst into flames.

Tintor and her dog, Max, died of severe burns. Ruggs, who refused to submit to a sobriety test, had a blood alcohol content of 0.161, more than twice the legal limit in Nevada.

Henry Ruggs

The police force in charge of this case mentions that Ruggs, 24, was intoxicated and reached speeds of more than 250 kilometers per hour.

In a plea agreement filed on Tuesday in Las Vegas Justice Court, Ruggs’ lawyers and prosecutors have requested that the receiver be sentenced to 3 to 10 years in Nevada state prison, which must still be approved by a judge.

Ruggs will appear before U.S. District Judge Jennifer Schwartz on May 10 to formally enter his guilty plea.

“This resolution is conditioned on the court’s acceptance of the parties’ stipulations,” stated Ruggs’ attorneys, David Z. Chesnoff and Richard A. Schonfeld, in a statement released after Tuesday’s proceedings.

“If the court does not accept the stipulations, Mr. Ruggs will be allowed to withdraw his guilty plea, proceed to trial, and litigate all issues. This is the initial step toward a fair resolution of the matter, and we hope to achieve closure for all parties involved.”

The accident took place in November 2021, and Ruggs has been under house arrest with electronic monitoring devices since then. The Raiders released him when the case became public knowledge.

Henry Ruggs' Corvette Stingray struck Tina Tintor's Toyota RAV4.

Henry Ruggs’ Corvette Stingray struck Tina Tintor’s Toyota RAV4.

Ruggs recorded 50 receptions for 921 yards and 4 TDs in just 20 games as a pro, making him the first receiver taken in his class. If the stipulations are not accepted, Ruggs may face a sentence of 2 to 50 years if found guilty.

The question remains, is a sentence of 3 to 10 years appropriate for Henry Ruggs? We would love to hear your thoughts on this matter in the comments section below this article and on our social media platforms.


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