In addition to the five-year prison sentence, Lyle will also serve eight years of probation, 500 hours of community service, and must attend anger management classes. He will receive credit for time served.
"In my opinion, his conviction was wrong, it remains wrong," said Lyle's defense attorney, Phil Reizenstein. "It will be vigorously challenged on appeal. He's innocent. He didn't break the law in the state of Florida. He was defending his family. But the sentence was fair based on the judge's consideration of what we presented to her."
Fighting tears, Lyle apologized to the family of the victim, Juan Ricardo Hernandez, before he was sentenced by Tinkler Mendez.
"I can only imagine the pain of losing a loved one, someone that important, especially in a situation like this," Lyle said. "I think about it every day. I pray that this day will bring you closure and that whatever happens today you can leave this courtroom with grace in your hearts."
Hernandez's family members also spoke Friday and had asked the judge to impose the maximum sentence.