• Man convicted of hitting, killing bicyclist sentenced to 2 years in prison

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    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - New video shows a driver admit he was behind the wheel during a deadly crash.

    Anthony Moffa, 19, was recently convicted of hitting and killing a bicyclist last fall.

    Forrest Flaniken, Jr was killed instantly.

    Moffa will spend about two years in prison.

    Moffa, 18 at the time, opened up to a complete stranger after he ran over Flaniken in Avalon Park in October of last year.

    He was allegedly high on K2, a synthetic marijuana. A bystander recorded Moffa on his cellphone.

    Eyewitness News got a copy of the video from the State Attorney's Office.

    "And you were the one driving the car?" asked the bystander.

    "Yes, sir," Moffa said.

    The victim was riding in a bike lane on Avalon Park Boulevard when Moffa hit him and kept going. Bystanders stopped him from running away.

    He pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter.

    A DUI manslaughter charge was dropped.

    He was sentenced to 2½ years in state prison.

    Eyewitness News' legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said it appears Moffa was sentenced as a youthful offender.

    In the hopes that the teen will leave prison and change, "It allows the judge to give a lighter sentence than what the law usually calls for," Sheaffer said.

    "The youthful sentence statute really gives a young person a chance at rehabilitation for their first offense."

    Once released Moffa will be on probation for 10 years. His driver's license is suspended for eight years.

    A judge ordered him to complete 500 hours of community service.


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