Thomas Cypress Pleads Guilty to DUI Manslaughter
|Thomas Cypress is going to jail for drinking, driving and killing a Maryland couple.|
Thomas was found knocked out in his truck, with a case of Budweiser beer in the front cab. The Kirkpatricks were killed instantly.
Today, the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office released its plea agreement with Thomas. He will serve 12 years in prison and upon his release serve 10 years probation. He will get credit for the time he has spent in jail since he was arrested. His license is also permanently revoked and he will have to pay $142,000 in damages to the couple's two surviving children.
At the time Thomas rammed into the Kirkpatricks, his license had been suspended from a previous DUI charge. He was arrested on DUI charges in 1997 and 2004, as well. he got probation for the former and the latter charge was dismissed.
It's been a rough year so far for the Miccosukees. The Internal Revenue Service is investigating the tribe for not reporting taxable income from gambling profits while the government agency probes ex-chairman Billy for charging $3 million on tribe credit cards for personal travel.
Read the plea agreement below:
Thomas Cypress guilty plea