NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The man charged with killing his passenger in a Lamborghini crash back in 2016 has accepted a sentencing deal.
Jason Adams faced a vehicular homicide charge for the death of Kristi Lirette on Tchoupitoulas Street. Adams was drunk at the time of the crash.
Adams agreed in court to plead guilty to vehicular homicide in exchange for a 10-year sentence. Five of those years will be suspended. After serving the other five years he will serve three years probation.
Judge Robin Pittman accepted Adams guilty plea and set sentencing for June 22nd. Pittman told Adams if he did not show that the sentencing deal was off. The June 22nd hearing will allow the family to provide impact statements.
Adams will have to post a bond of $75,000 to be free before the June 22nd sentencing.
According to our partners NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, last week prosecutors asked Criminal District Judge Robin Pittman to revoke Adams bond and send him to jail instead of uphold his May 8 trial date after he recently contacted the victim's family.
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Pittman did not revoke Adams' $75,000 bond, saying she said she had no legal basis to do so. She did, however, have strong words for Adams, calling his decision to contact Lirette's dad "stupid" and "ridiculous," according to the report.
The report said that there was no stay away order in place preventing Adams from contacting Lirette's family.
Pittman said that should have been ordered when he was arrested, and put one in place at the hearing Monday, according to the report.
Now that the orders are in place, Pittman said she could put Adams in jail if he contacts Lirette's family, or if he doesn't get the interlocking device installed in his car.