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Henry Ruggs III, former Raiders WR, Alabama star, to plead

Henry Ruggs III is expected to plead guilty in connection with a fatal DUI crash that left a 23-year-old woman dead in Las Vegas.

Ruggs waived his right to a preliminary hearing and will plead guilty to DUI resulting in death and one count of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter as a result of a 2021 case in which he’s accused of killing a woman in a car crash.

The former Raiders receiver, according to a plea agreement presented Tuesday in Las Vegas justice court, will serve three to 10 years in the Nevada state prison. His next court date is May 10, when he is expected to formally plead guilty.

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“This is the first step toward a fair resolution to this matter and we look forward to closure for all the parties involved,” defense attorney David Chesnoff and defense attorney Richard Schonfeld said in a statement released following Tuesday’s hearing, per The Las Vegas Review-Journal.

As part of the plea, the former Alabama star will not face charges of DUI causing substantial harm regarding his passenger and two counts of reckless driving.

“This resolution is conditioned upon the court accepting the stipulations of the parties,” Chesnoff said during the hearing, per The Review-Journal. “In the event that the court does not accept the stipulations, Mr. Ruggs will be permitted to withdraw his guilty plea, proceed to trial and litigate all issues.”

Law-enforcement authorities say Ruggs’ Corvette was traveling at 156 mph 2.5 seconds before impact and 127 mph at the time of a collision. The LVMPD used data from the car’s airbag control module to find those speeds.

The Clark County Office of the Coroner determined Tina Tintor died from “thermal injuries due to a motor-vehicle collision.”

The Coroner’s Office also determined that significant conditions contributing to Tintor’s death “were inhalation of products of combustion, fractures of the nasal bones, right-sided ribs and left forearm, and a left hemothorax.” (A hemothorax is a collection of blood in the space between the chest wall and the lung.)

The Las Vegas police department reported tests on Ruggs at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada within two hours of the accident showed he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.161 percent. The legal limit in Nevada is 0.08 percent.

Mark Heim is a sports reporter for The Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @Mark_Heim.

Henry Ruggs III, former Raiders WR, Alabama star, to plead

Henry Ruggs III waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Tuesday.

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