Henry Ruggs, a former Las Vegas Raiders large receiver, will probably be sentenced Wednesday for a fiery crash that claimed the lifetime of a younger lady and her canine and ended his profession with the NFL workforce

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Henry Ruggs, a former Las Vegas Raiders large receiver, was sentenced Wednesday morning for a fiery crash that claimed the lifetime of a younger lady and her canine and ended his profession with the NFL workforce.

Tina Tintor and her canine Max. (Credit score: Tintor household)

Ruggs, 24, was sentenced to between 3 and 10 years in jail after pleading responsible to driving 156 mph underneath the affect and crashing right into a automobile killing 23-year-old Tina Tintor and her canine in November 2021. Prosecutors mentioned his blood alcohol degree was 0.1 which is twice the authorized restrict.

The sentencing took 20 minutes and the Las Vegas courtroom was full of household and supporters of the Ruggs in addition to Tintor’s relations.

Previous to the studying of his sentence, Ruggs learn an announcement to the court docket he mentioned was for the mother and father and household of Tina Tintor.

“I sincerely apologize for my actions the morning of Nov. 2, 2021,” he learn. “My actions aren’t a real reflection of me.”

Former Las Vegas Raider Henry Ruggs enters a Las Vegas courtroom on Aug. 9, 2023 for his sentencing in a lethal crash. (KLAS)

Ruggs mentioned his actions additionally let down his household and people who believed in him and he plans to deliver consciousness to the risks of ingesting and driving.

“My responsible plea will permit me to start the therapeutic course of.”

His legal professional, David Chesnoff, described Ruggs as a “form, shy, extraordinarily vivid, and considerate younger man.” He added, “Make no mistake he takes full duty for this.”

After accepting a plea deal in Could 2023, Ruggs pleaded responsible to driving drunk in his sports activities automobile at speeds as much as 156 mph and inflicting a fiery crash that killed Tintor and her canine.

Ruggs who was initially charged with DUI leading to dying, DUI leading to bodily hurt, two counts of reckless driving leading to dying or substantial bodily hurt, and possession of a firearm whereas underneath the affect, was supplied a plea deal which diminished the costs to DUI leading to dying and a misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter.

Clark County District Legal professional Steve Wolfson advised 8 Information Now Investigators in Could that the plea deal assured Ruggs would serve jail time.

“We believed that there was a robust chance that the blood alcohol proof can be suppressed. And with out that blood check in proof, we don’t have a felony DUI cost.”

Nobody from the district legal professional’s workplace would speak after the sentencing.

Beneath the deal, Ruggs, who has been on home arrest for the reason that crash, must serve a minimal of three years in jail. He was not given any credit score for the time he spent on home arrest.

A mural is painted in remembrance of Tina Tintor and her canine Max at Rainbow Blvd. and Spring Valley Pkwy. close to the positioning of the crash. (KLAS)

A good friend of Tina Tintor’s household learn an announcement describing the loss they suffered because of the “tragic and preventable” crash.

There are only a few phrases to clarify the sentiments of dropping a baby. It’s a ache we really feel day by day when moments go the place we anticipate her presence simply to be reminded that she’s going to by no means be there. To have solely the reminiscence of what it was prefer to hug and embrace her, understanding we’ll by no means be capable to kiss her on the brow or inform her how a lot we love her and the way completely pleased with her we’re. Our Tina was particular to us in that she was in contrast to every other. Her perspective on the world made everybody round her higher.

Tintor household assertion learn by Daniel Strbac

The household thanked the group, their church, and Raider Nation for supporting them and displaying kindness.

In addition they had considerate phrases for Ruggs who has a younger daughter.

“We pray that Henry Ruggs is blessed with the chance to have the ability to watch his lovely daughter develop into the wonderful lady she will be and we pray that this horrible accident conjures up change on the earth,” Strbac learn.

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