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Former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III will plead guilty to felony DUI and manslaughter stemming from a fatal car crash in 2021.

According to reports, Ruggs waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Tuesday and will plead guilty on May 10 to one count of felony DUI resulting in death and one count of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter.

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Ruggs is accused of driving drunk and killing a 23-year-old woman and her dog during a high-speed crash in Las Vegas in November 2021.
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His attorneys told a judge Ruggs will admit to driving drunk at excessive speeds up to 156 mph, causing a fiery crash that killed Tina Tintor and her dog. A coroner said Tintor was burned alive after she was trapped in her car.

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In addition to “thermal injuries,” Tintor’s lungs were scorched from “inhalation of products of combustion,” and she suffered multiple “fractures of the nasal bones, right sided ribs” and “left forearm and [chest].”

Prosecutors said Ruggs’ blood alcohol level was 0.16 percent, twice the legal limit in Nevada.

The 24-year-old first-round NFL draft pick faces 3-10 years in prison. He faced up to 50 years in prison if he didn’t take the plea deal.