Daytona Beach, FL – A spring breaker could face up to 40 years in prison after reaching a plea deal in the death of a biker.
21-year-old Christopher Moore entered a no contest plea last week to charges of second-degree murder and leaving the scene of an accident in relation to the death of Roger Martin Jr. back in April of 2016.
At the time, he was a high school student from Georgia on spring break with a group of friends in Daytona Beach when he encountered 41-year-old Roger Martin Jr. and Peter Blais, another biker.
The group got into a fight with Blais but Martin tried to break up the fight.
Martin apparently remained out of the fight, but according to the arrest report, Martin did shift the spring breakers’ van out of park, causing it to crash into a pole and a car.
Everyone eventually left but the fight continued on the road as the bikers road past the van and pulled in front of it to slow it down.
It’s then when Moore said he tried jerking the wheel towards Martin to get him to stop when the crash happened.
Originally facing life in prison and an additional 30 years, the judge will make the final decision on just how much time Moore will get, according to 7th Circuit State Attorney spokesperson Bryan Shorstein, bu the terms of his plea deal will limit his sentence to between 22 and 40 years behind bars.
Sentencing for Moore will take place on September 24th at the S. James Foxman Justice Center.
He remains in Volusia County Jail without bond.