Man accused of hit-and-run death of a veteran gets plea deal, 9 years prison

A man accused of hitting and killing a Cape Coral veteran then driving has pleaded no contest.

More than six months after his arrest, Brian Ryerson took a plea deal in court Wednesday.

Ryerson originally pleaded not guilty to the hit and run of veteran, Gregory Moore. The crash happened back in May, at the intersection of Cape Coral and Coronado Parkway.

WINK News uncovered that Ryerson’s 8-year-old son was in the vehicle at the time of the accident, and eventually gave clues that led to his father’s arrest.

Also within the report are dozens of written witness statements, several of which mention that Ryerson told them he hit someone and left the scene.

Ryerson was sentenced to 112.8 months, nearly nine-and-a-half years, in prison followed by five years probation. His license will be revoked for no less than three years and will have to complete 120 community service hours in the trauma center at a hospital.

Reporter:Brea Hollingsworth
Writer:Lincoln Saunders
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