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‘Sheena Starr’ Brandenburg gets 5 to 15 years after fatal hit-and-run

Former BKFC and RIZIN fighter Sheena Brandenburg has been sentenced after she pleaded responsible to a deadly August 2020 hit-and-run incident.

Brandenburg, 38, was sentenced Friday to five to fifteen years in jail, in keeping with a report by native information outlet UpNorthLive.

Additionally recognized by her competitors title “Sheena Starr,” Brandenburg was arrested in Could on costs stemming from an August hit-and-run incident that left one particular person lifeless in Clark County, Mich. In Could, she pleaded responsible for working with a license suspended/revoked/denied inflicting demise.

The alleged hit-and-run occurred on Aug. 1 at round 1 a.m. native time. Michigan State Law enforcement officials responded to the scene of an obvious single-vehicle crash involving a motorbike. Police discovered motorcyclist Troy Lambert, 56, injured. He was transported to Munson Hospital in Traverse Metropolis, Mich., the place he later died from his accidents sustained.

Additional investigation revealed the incident was not a single-vehicle crash. In line with police, Lambert was struck from behind by Brandenburg in her automobile. Each Lambert and Brandenburg have been coming from an area tavern. Police say Brandenburg didn’t cease to help Lambert after she struck him.

When police recognized Brandenburg as a possible suspect, she had already left Michigan.

Following her arrest, Brandenburg was extradited to Michigan State Police and positioned in Clark County Jail. She was arraigned March 8 on one depend of reckless driving inflicting demise and one depend of failure to cease at scene accident leading to severe impairment or demise. Her bond was set at $250,000.

In line with Clark County Courtroom on-line data, Brandenburg has an extended historical past of arrests, which incorporates working below the affect of liquor (OUIL) in 2016 and working whereas intoxicated in 2012 and 2010.

A warrant for Brandenburg’s arrest first was issued in October. This previous December, regardless of having a warrant out for her arrest, Brandenburg (0-4 MMA) competed at BKFC 15 and misplaced to Jenny Clausius by second-round physician stoppage. The loss was Brandenburg’s second in three profession appearances for the promotion.

“Very truthfully and transparently, I don’t suppose any firm on the market does background checks on their fighters (by way of) their felony backgrounds each struggle,” BKFC president David Feldman told MMA Junkie shortly after Brandenburg’s arrest. “As soon as they’re concerned, then they’re concerned if nothing pops up within the information. I don’t suppose they’re all checking. We actually didn’t verify her felony background verify to see if there have been any warrants for her. We by no means acquired a name. Nobody ever reached out to us to inform us there was a warrant, so I do not know. That’s actually how that occurred. No person stated something, so I assume it flew below the radar for her.”

BKFC wasn’t Brandenburg’s solely time within the worldwide fight sports activities highlight. She additionally competed within the 2017 RIZIN grand prix and was submitted within the opening spherical by Shinju Nozawa-Auclair.

Report: BKFC, RIZIN alum Sheena Brandenburg sentenced to 5 to 15 years in prison for fatal hit-and-run

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