Jeffrey David Kirby found guilty in death of Mask

source: The Underground
 

Verdict in the trial...

From: MMAWORLDWIDECREW
Edited: 12/08/10 6:41 PM
Member Since: 1/30/07
Posts: 175
 
A guilty verdict has been handed down to the person in the other car involved in the car crash that claimed Mask's life. He is guilty on all counts EXCEPT fleeing. I will post more details as they become available....

From: MMAWORLDWIDECREW
Member Since: 1/30/07
Posts: 176
 
I just got off the phone with Mask's brother, Charles David Lewis III. He wanted me to reach out to the fans with this statement on behalf of the family...

"Thank you to the fans for all of your victim impact statements, and for showing up to the courthouse and supporting our family. While we were hoping to see a multiple DUI offender be found guilty on ALL counts, and be punished to the fullest extent of the law, we are at peace with the verdict and feel grateful that this man is off the streets."

Charles "Mask" Lewis is survived by Carla "Kaya" Lewis (sister), Charles "Chazzo" David Lewis III (brother), Cameron Lewis (brother), and his children Cheyenne Lewis and Boaz Lewis.
 

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Press Release from the Orange County, CA District Attorney's office

A second-time drunken was convicted today of killing a man and injuring his passenger after crashing his Porsche into the victim's Ferrari, causing it to slam into a light pole and spilt in half. Jeffrey David Kirby, 53, Costa Mesa, was found guilty by a jury of one felony count of vehicular manslaughter by unlawful act with gross negligence while intoxicated and a sentencing enhancement for causing great bodily injury was found true. He has a prior conviction for driving under the influence in 2002. Kirby faces a maximum sentence of 13 years in state prison at his sentencing Feb. 4, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-30, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.

At approximately 1:00 a.m. on March 11, 2009, Kirby was speeding in his 1977 Porsche with a 32-year-old female passenger, Lynn Marie Nabozny, alongside a 2004 Ferrari driven by 45-year-old Charles David Lewis, Jr., on Jamboree Road in Newport Beach. Kirby lost control of his car due to his unsafe speed and crashed into Lewis' vehicle. Lewis lost control of his Ferrari, which crashed into a cement light pole and was torn in half. Kirby swerved and came to a stop on Jamboree Road for several seconds before accelerating and leaving the scene.

A Newport Beach Police officer, who had been passing northbound on Jamboree, observed the crash and immediately stopped to assist Lewis and called for back up. Lewis was trapped inside the front half of the Ferrari, which had to be dismantled in order to remove him. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Lewis' 23-year-old passenger, Lacy Lynn White, was ejected from the car and landed on the nearby dirt embankment. White was transported to Western Medical Center to be treated for several bone fractures, lacerations and abrasions.

After leaving the scene, Kirby parked his Porsche, which had body damage consistent with having been involved in a crash, on Bison Avenue. Within minutes of the crash, a responding Newport Beach Police officer observed Kirby's parked car and saw the defendant and Nabozny walking outside of the defendant's vehicle. Kirby and Nabozny were both apprehended. When contacted by officers, the defendant was emitting an odor of alcohol, slurring his speech, and had bloodshot and watery eyes. He was arrested at the scene.

At approximately 3:00 a.m., two hours after the crash, Kirby had a blood alcohol level of .13 percent. Nabozny was arrested for public intoxication and later released.

Deputy District Attorney Jason Baez of the Vehicular Homicide Unit is prosecuting this case

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Skyskrape rebuts speculation that high speed racing was a cause in the accident

From: SKYSKRAPE
Member Since: 8/9/07
Posts: 83
 
I would just like to let everyone know that talks shit on Charles "racing" that the innocent girl in the other car(who was on a date w/the drunk guy) testified that Charles WAS NOT RACING!!! They were only traveling at about 40-50 mph when the Porsche took off and lost control at about 60-70 mph!! She testified on stand and they showed an in dash on board video of her at the scene that night that they were not racing! When the car came to a stop, she called a friend to come get her cause she didn't want to be in the car anymore!!! Have fun with that haters.

 

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BrandtStebbins site profile image  

12/9/10 1:24 PM by BrandtStebbins

I was in the court room with SoCalMMA and everything he is saying is what happened in court. Kirby felt the need to impress his date by trying to show off and try to race the Ferrari. He was drunk while doing it and that is what caused the crash. As for the point saying because Mask was driving over the speed limit it is still part of his fault. Well let's look at it a different way. If your driving down the highway and was doing 80mph in a 70mph zone and a drunk driver crashes into you. You are going to say that is was your fault to because you were driving over the speed limit. I doubt that if that happened to any of you, you would not say that. You would say that damn guy who is drunk hit my car.

Morgz site profile image  

12/9/10 1:23 PM by Morgz

Another vote up for Xspur here  

SoCalMMA site profile image  

12/9/10 12:43 PM by SoCalMMA

 Jump Kick    the psgr might not have realized theyd hit the Ferrari, she said when the Porsche stopped she put her head in her lap and when Kirby then started to drive away she started screaming at him to let her out. Kirby turned onto Bison and stopped the car she then called a neighbor to come get her and the cops rolled up.  Kirby on the other hand I dont understand how he couldnt have known.. if he didnt feel, hear or see them make contact I would think after he stopped human nature would be to look around before taking off again. He said he didnt know where the Ferrai went, after hitting a curb and doing a coule of 360's  wouldnt you make sure no cars were around (coming up behind him) before moving the car out of fear from what youd just been thru? Not to mention the turn signal on the Ferrari that continued to flash until the firefighters disconnected the battery had to have been a beacon.

HITMANDANDIAZ site profile image  

12/9/10 11:57 AM by HITMANDANDIAZ

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Zedlepln site profile image  

12/9/10 11:48 AM by Zedlepln

This conclusion actually seems plausible. If the jury bought into the two of them being that toasted, the jury may very well believe that they *could* have been unaware of the accident, at least believed it enough to have reasonable doubt.

mrzipplokk site profile image  

12/9/10 11:36 AM by mrzipplokk

 voted up

joe90210 site profile image  

12/9/10 11:18 AM by joe90210

lol @ 50 mph, Ferrari would have failed every car safety test in the country if that's what happened to them at 50mph

spinmaster site profile image  

12/9/10 11:11 AM by spinmaster

13 years is not enuf. this guy should get life. eye for an eye IMO

Xspur site profile image  

12/9/10 10:10 AM by Xspur

Facts are Facts, A jury of his peers found him at fault, period. You people can argue all you want with your dumbfounded insight, but the facts are the facts. Why don't you show a sign of maturity, accept the verdict, and learn to be more respectful. It's doubtful that you would be speaking the way some of you are if you were face to face with the victims family and friends. But then again, now we all know how tough you are with a keyboard. cheers.

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12/9/10 10:05 AM by Jump Kick

 Yes.  I recetly got my license (live in manhattan and never needed it until recently) and I took a 4+ hour drive to MD over thanksgiving for my first longish drive back and forth.  I never felt that close to death before - any wrong move at those speeds can be tragic and I cannot imagine doing it intoxicated.  Drunk drivers should be given very stiff punishments. -jk