The wife of "Shark Tank" star Kevin' O'Leary was found not guilty for her role in a fatal boat crash that occurred on a Canadian lake in 2019.
TMZ reported that Linda O'Leary was acquitted of any criminal charges on Sept. 14, as a judge ruled that alcohol played no part in the accident, and she was officially found "not guilty."
Linda was driving the O'Leary's boat on Lake Joseph in Ontario on Aug. 24, 2019, when she struck another vessel, killing two people. Linda was charged criminally with careless operation of a vessel, and she was also accused of drinking alcohol before the fatal accident with the larger boat. However, Linda was given a DUI test quickly after the late night crash and she passed. While police investigated, the reality TV star, who's known as "Mr. Wonderful," said the larger boat did not have its navigation lights on when the accident occurred at 11:30 p.m.
Photos of the devastation, including blood-stained seats, were shown during the criminal trial.
While they're off the hook in the criminal portion of the case, the O'Leary's are still facing a civil lawsuit, as the family of one of the victims alleged that Kevin and Linda were incapable of safely operating the boat because their judgment was impaired by alcohol, drugs or fatigue.
In filing a wrongful death suit on behalf of their deceased daughter, Susanne Brito, Rosa and Antonio Ragone said in a statement, "Our family has lost a beautiful, loving person. We are devastated. We sincerely hope that through this process, that justice is served and that steps are taken so that innocent victims like Suzie are not seriously injured and killed and that other families do not have to go through such pain and loss."