SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - The driver who struck and killed two teenagers and a good Samaritan in 2014 has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to three counts of DUI manslaughter.
Thirty-three-year-old Christopher Masferrer appeared in court, Thursday. He was also facing several other charges, including vehicular homicide, for fatally striking the three victims and seriously injuring a 68-year-old.
By entering a guilty plea, Masferrer faces a four-year minimum mandatory sentence for each death, meaning he will spend at least 12 of those 15 years behind bars.
An attorney translated as the father of one of the victims spoke in court, Thursday. “I know that for every human being, you understand if you lose your parents due to an illness or old age, but we never imagined losing one of our children,” said Otto Saldano.
On April 13, 2014, 45-year-old Eduardo Hernandez pulled over to assist two 17-year-olds, Caroline Agreda and Anapaula Saldana, after their car collided with an SUV on Southwest 157th Avenue and 56th Street, in Southwest Miami-Dade.
That is when, according to investigators, the two teenage girls and the good Samaritan were all struck by Masferrer, who was driving a red Kia Forte under the influence.
Police said all three victims were killed upon impact.
After serving his time, Masferrer will be under a two-year community control period, followed by eight years probation.
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