“Party Princess”: Manslaughter Charge Carries 30-Year Sentence

    February 19, 2013
    Amanda Crum
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The self-proclaimed “Party Princess” of Miami, Karlie Tomica, is now facing a DUI manslaughter charge after a Miami court added her blood-alcohol content to their case on Friday.

20-year old Tomica allegedly left her job as bartender at the popular bar Nikki Beach nightclub on January 28th with over three times the legal limit of alcohol in her system and sped down Collins Avenue in her vehicle, striking famed local chef Stefano Riccioletti and killing him instantly. He was reportedly thrown more than thirty feet upon impact; in court documents, Tomica was said to have had bits of Riccioletti’s brain matter in her hair. She was so drunk, officials said, that after she was taken into custody she passed out at the police station.

Tomica was originally charged with leaving the scene of a crime, but the alcohol content of her blood moved the judge to up the charge to DUI manslaughter last week.

“Stefano is not here, and it doesn’t matter if it is a car or a gun, he was killed. And the persons or person responsible for that need to be held accountable,” said Jose Baez, an attorney for Riccioletti’s family.

Tomica, whose Twitter profile proclaimed her a “party princess” and detailed her night of celebrating with a fake ID, was visibly upset in court and mentioned that she has finals this week. She has been placed on continued house arrest.

  • Edward Blythe

    what an ongoing pity that we live in a culture where the euphemism “partying” is just a polite way of saying “getting intoxicated and doing things one would never do while sober”. That one like Tomica would actually boast of being the “Party Princess” is just further evidence of her gross immaturity that has finally had irrevocable results. This poor husband, father and son is now dead and leaves behind his wife and children to grieve. It’s so sad that one so young and foolish as Tomica was able to able to make such a serious mistake that will ruin her life, but such is the cost of the “fast and free” lifestyle that is practiced by so many young people.

  • http://yahoo Nancy

    This girl is so stupid that she is only thinking about finals this week. doesn’t she know that the only final she going to get are her final days as a free person. she just killed somebody and thats all she’s thinking about. Now she will have a long, long time to think about the consequences and the stupidity that led her to her final situation.