TMZ.com was streaming live footage from the courtroom all afternoon. Several national television stations were also showing live courtroom footage, including MSNBC and CNN.
Many people took the stand to speak to the court, including the family of victim John Graziano, Hulk, Linda, Brooke, Nick and the laywers from both sides. The Grazianos absolutely buried Nick while Nick’s family and lawyers went on and on about how close John was to their family and what a great guy he is.
In the end, Judge Philip Federico ruled that Nick will serve 8 months in Pinellas County Jail. He’ll also have 5 years of probation, 500 hours of community service and his license is suspended for 3 years.
Nick’s jail sentence begins today – he’ll be sleeping in a jail cell tonight.
We’ll have more on this developing story later today.