TAMPA, Fla. — John Barrineau bonded out of jail on Friday after he was charged as an adult for his involvement in a street racing crash that took the lives of a mother and toddler on Bayshore Boulevard.
The attorney representing him, Anthony Rickman, released the following statement:
“As you saw he was extremely shaken up after everything that happened. John Barrineau is a good kid, never an ounce of trouble in his entire life. he's in a situation he's never been in. When we see a tragedy like this, a tragedy that evokes emotion from all sides, it's very easy as a community and society to jump to conclusions and rush to judgment, and in a case like this I just ask that we not rush to judgment, especially regarding Mr. Barrineau."
John Barrineau was booked into the Hillsborough County jail on Thursday night after he was charged as an adult for his involvement in a street racing crash that took the lives of a mother and toddler on Bayshore Boulevard.
The 17-year-old Barrineau had been held in a juvenile detention facility since the fatal crash on May 23. According to court documents filed on Wednesday, Barrineau's case was upgraded from juvenile court to Circuit Court. He was transferred to the Hillsborough County Jail around 9 p.m. on Thursday. He posted his $50,500 bond just before 5 p.m. on Friday.
ABC Action News got exclusive video of Barrineau leaving jail, accompanied by his parents:
Other conditions of his bond include wearing a GPS monitor, no longer driving and surrendering his passport. He will not be allowed to have any contact with any of the other defendants in the case. Additionally, he cannot leave Hillsborough County without permission from the court.
According to Tampa Police, Barrineau was street racing down Bayshore Boulevard when the driver of the car he was racing, Cameron Herrin, 18, struck a mother as she pushed her toddler in a stroller.
Jessica Raubenolt, 24, passed away shortly after the crash. Her 2-year-old daughter, Lillia, passed away the next day.
Sources tell ABC Action News Barrineau's family and lawyers weren't surprised and have been bracing for this day.
Barrineau and Herrin each face one misdemeanor count of street racing and two felony counts of vehicular homicide.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.