UPDATE: Multi-millionaire real estate executive Scott Gragson has been sentenced to 240 months maximum/96 minimum on both counts. The sentences will be served concurrently. That means he will spend 8 to 20 years in prison for the fatal May 2019 DUI crash after a charity golf tournament.
Gragson pleaded guilty in February to the crash that killed Melissa Newton, a mother of 3 children. Prosecutors had asked Judge Michael Villani to sentence Gragson to at least 10 years behind bars with a maximum of 25 years. Gragson's defense attorney asked for a minimum of 6 years.
Newton's family members, including her father, appeared in court to give victim impact statements. Gragson and his attorneys appeared in court via video.
Gragson has reached financial settlements with Newton's family and 2 other passengers, Greg Tassi and Christie Cobbett. Passenger Christopher Bentley's lawsuit is still pending and she gave an emotional statement in court before Gragson was sentenced.
Gragson has turned himself in to begin his prison sentence.
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Multi-millionaire real estate executive Scott Gragson will be sentenced Friday morning at the Las Vegas Regional Justice Center for his role in a DUI crash that killed mother of 3 Melissa Newton and injured 3 other people in May 2019.
HAPPENING NOW: The sentencing of Multi-millionaire Scott Gragson is beginning now.— @SeanKTNV (@seanktnv) September 4, 2020
Gragson plead guilty to DUI causing death, and DUI causing injury relating to a fatal DUI crash in May, 2019 that killed a mother of 3 and injured three others. @KTNV
Gragson plead guilty to DUI causing death and DUI causing injury in February 2020.
Since his guilty plea, 166 people have written to the court on Gragson's behalf asking for a lenient sentence.
Court records show the letters were written by friends, family, and colleagues of Gragson's describing him as a compassionate, ethical, and charitable man referencing his philanthropic work for childhood cancer over the course of two decades.
Police body camera footage released after the crash show Gragson in the moments after the crash fail a field sobriety test.
Gragson's blood alcohol content was double the legal limit when it was tested two hours after the crash.
Gragson's sentencing is scheduled for 10 a.m.