Probation for 5th teen
The fifth teen linked to the fatal beating of a homeless man two years ago has pleaded no contest to a lesser charge and received one-year's probation.
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Initially charged with aggravated battery, a felony, Phi Huynh, 17, entered a plea to simple battery, a misdemeanor.
A group of teenagers beat, kicked and stomped 53-year-old Michael Roberts in three separate attacks in a wooded area of Holly Hill in May 2005. Huynh's involvement in the incident was limited and he also testified against two of the others. Four teens -- Jeffery Spurgeon, Chris Scamahorn, Warren Messner and Justin Stearns -- were convicted of second-degree murder and received lengthy prison sentences.
Spurgeon has said that he and the others were imitating one of the beatings on the "Bumfights" videos when they killed Roberts.
Read the Daytona Beach News-Journal article here.