Who is Cameron Herrin?
American convicted felon Cameron Coyle Herrin was born in Tampa Bay, Florida USA, on 9 September 1999, making Virgo his zodiac sign. He was unknown on the internet until 23 May 2018, when he hit and killed 24 year old Jessica Reisinger-Raubenolt and her 21 months old daughter Lillia with his 2018 Ford Mustang, which his mother had bought him as a high school graduation present.
Education and early life
Cameron and his older brother Tristan were raised in Tampa Bay by their mother Cheryl Herrin who once worked at State Farm Insurance as a corporate executive and is today retired, and father Chris Herrin who’s a moviemaker and editor, and prefers to stay away from media.
Cameron studied at Tampa Catholic High School and was quite popular there, due to his attractive looks and wealthy family. He was into a number of activities, as he played both soccer and lacrosse, and appeared in a couple of school plays.
Cameron matriculated in 2018 and was planning to enroll at college, but was then sentenced to spend over two decades behind bars.
Crash and arrest
Cameron was driving with his brother along Bayshore Boulevard when the accident took place; as Cameron was still too young when the car was purchased, it was thus registered to his mother.
He ran across his high school friend John Barrineau (aged 17) in his gold Nissan Altima while driving, and the two decided to race; it was during the race that Cameron hit Jessica and her daughter at the W Knights Avenue intersection. Jessica was killed on the spot, and it was a day later that her daughter succumbed to her injuries. Although the witnesses stated that Cameron was driving around 60mph (96km/h), the investigation revealed that he was going 102mph (164km/h).
Cameron Herrin pleaded guilty to two counts of vehicular homicide and one count of racing on a highway.
The state suggested 220 months – or 18 and a half years – in Florida State Prison. https://t.co/hKfk9dk6lw
— WFLA NEWS (@WFLA) December 31, 2020
Cameron and John were arrested and charged with reckless driving resulting in serious bodily injuries, street racing and vehicular homicide, while Cameron’s brother Tristan was also arrested, and charged with street racing; Cameron and Tristan were released on bail a day later, while John remained behind bars for 22 days, prior to his family posting bail. John reached a plea deal in December 2020 and was sentenced to six years behind bars, 200 hours of community service and 15 years probation, and his driver’s license was suspended for five years; he also agreed to testify against Cameron.
Cameron’s lawyers believed that it would be unfair if Cameron received a harsher sentence than John, claiming that the two boys were equally responsible, even though John didn’t hit anyone with his car. However, on 8 April 2021, Cameron was sentenced to spend 24 years behind bars, with the judge explaining that Cameron had previously been pulled over by the police on several occasions for excessive speeding; even though his lawyers appealed the sentence, they were only able to have the street racing charge dropped.
Most popular YouTube videos
Cameron became quite popular on the internet following his sentencing, with many of his fans claiming that his sentence was too harsh, and that he was ‘too beautiful to be in prison’. Many videos about Cameron and the trial have been posted onto YouTube by various users, and we’re going to write about the three most popular English-language videos amongst these, which’ve contributed to Cameron’s popularity on the internet.
The #1 video “Judge explains 24-year sentence in street racing crash that killed mom, toddler” was uploaded by Fox 13 Tampa Bay on 9 April 2021, and has since been watched over 6.2 million times; it features the judge who presided over Cameron’s case speaking about Cameron’s sentencing.
His second most popular video “Judge delivers sentencing for Cameron Herrin” was uploaded by ABC Action News on 9 April 2021, and has since been viewed more than 2.6 million times; it features the judge delivering the final verdict.
Cameron’s #3 video “Driver in 2018 crash that killed mom and baby receives sentence” was uploaded by ABC Action News on 8 April 2021, and has been viewed close to two million times; it’s an ABC reportage on Cameron’s case.
Love life and girlfriend
Cameron hasn’t spoken about the girls whom he’s perhaps dated, but it’s widely believed that he was in a relationship with his high school sweetheart at the time of the accident.
Some of Cameron’s fans have claimed to have seen him and the girl spending time together on multiple occasions prior to the accident, and that she often came to see him during the trial; it’s also believed that Cameron occasionally featured the girl in his Instagram pictures, but this cannot be confirmed as his Instagram account’s been deleted.
Cameron seems to be unattached as of March 2023.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Cameron was into a number of outdoor activities prior to the accident, as he enjoyed playing various sports with his peers, and often went kayaking and swimming at a local pool.
He’s a lover of animals, and his family had two pet dogs while he was growing up.
Cameron was passionate about travelling, and every year vacationed at different locations with his parents; they also visited several European cities, and Cameron’s favorite city to travel to was Rome, Italy.
He enjoys listening to pop and rap music, and some of Cameron’s favorite musicians are Justin Bieber, Jay-Z and Kanye West.
More than 100,000 tweets were posted onto Twitter in support of Cameron following his sentencing, but more than 90,000 of these were deleted by Twitter for violating the network’s guidelines, and over 900 accounts were suspended.
Cameron’s favorite actor is Johnny Depp, and some of his favorite movies include “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”, “Finding Neverland” and “Sleepy Hollow”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Cameron’s age is 23. He has blue eyes and brown hair, is 5ft 11ins (1.8m) tall and weighs around 170lbs (77kgs).
Cameron doesn’t have his own independent net worth as of March 2023, but his parents’ combined net worth’s believed to be over $2 million.