Manslaughter Conviction For Man Complicit In Charles “Mask” Lewis Death

December 8, 2010

Jeffrey David Kirby, the man accused of causing Tapout founder Charles “Mask” Lewis’ death, was found guilty on Wednesday and could face up to 13 years in prison.

According to a report on, Kirby was found guilty of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, which is a felony in California, and will be sentenced in February 2011.

The maximum jail time for the offense is 13 years in prison.

Lewis, one of the founders of the popular MMA clothing brand, was killed when his Ferrari crashed into a light pole, literally ripping the car in half back in 2009.

The MMA community was grief stricken over Lewis’ passing. He was a regular figure around all events in the sport, as well as a member of the Tapout crew, which helped support MMA since its infancy.