Verdict in the trial...
Edited: 12/08/10 6:41 PM
Member Since: 1/30/07
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....
Member Since: 1/30/07
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.
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
Skyskrape rebuts speculation that high speed racing was a cause in the accident
Member Since: 8/9/07
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.