A former prominent WWE star has been sentenced to jail after being found guilty of assaulting a driver just before his girlfriend was hit by a car and killed.
Kyle Rasmussen was sentenced to 153 days in prison after he tried to strangle a driver from the back seat of a vehicle on October 29.
The 42-year-old ex-WWE wrestler is also serving two years of probation over the Rochester Hills, Michigan incident.
The current plan is for him to be released from prison in early December.
Rasmussen was charged in November with assault with intent to commit less than murder or by strangulation and was posted $25,000 in cash bail.
Shortly before the July trial, he pleaded no contest, meaning Rasmussen accepted the conviction but did not admit guilt.
Rasmussen was in the back seat of a truck around 2 a.m. when he attempted to grab the steering wheel of the Silverado pickup truck and strangle the driver, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said at the time.
The 31-year-old driver stopped the vehicle on a Michigan freeway and ran away.
Rasmussen’s girlfriend Sarah Ratliff, 30, was in the passenger seat while fleeing the truck.
She was hit by an SUV traveling 100 feet from the vehicle and died in a hospital shortly after.
The driver of the SUV pulled away after hitting Ratliff but was later arrested.
Rasmussen, known as Conrad Tanner during his time in WWE, fought briefly with the company and put up some notable fights.
He faced Roman Reigns in a tag team match, defeating AJ Lee.
Rasmussen also played college football at Michigan State University before wrestling.