JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A 41-year-old Jacksonville man pleaded guilty Tuesday to leaving the scene of a fatal accident in the death of a 14-year-old boy riding a bicycle in August.
They wanted a trial after having been advised two weeks ago a plea deal was in the works.
Judge Tatiana Salvador sentenced Hester to five years in prison, noting he'd accepted responsibility, and called that sentence appropriate.
It was a case in which if Hester had stayed at the scene, there would have been no charges.
Hester drove to his home about a mile away and called police to tell them what happened.
In court Tuesday, Hester apologized to Armstrong's family.
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