GREENWICH, Conn. — A 17-year-old Greenwich boy charged in the hit-and-run death of a local dad had told police that he had hit a deer, not a person, according to the Greenwich Time.
That revelation came at a court appearance Thursday in Stamford for Andrew Schmidt, of 268 Round Hill Road, who has been charged as an adult with evading responsibility in an accident that results in a fatality. The felony charged mean Schmidt could face up to 10 years in prison in the April 17 death of Edward Setterberg, 43, of Old Greenwich. Schmidt is free on $100,000 bond.
Setterberg was walking at Hillside Road and East Putnam Avenue near Greenwich High when he was hit by a car after 11 p.m.
The court proceedings detailed Schmidt's actions that day, including hanging out with friends, playing sports, riding ATVs in Armonk and then driving around Greenwich with a friend in the car and other friends in another car, Greenwich Time said.
After the fatal accident, the friends in the other car stopped and called police, Greenwich Time said. When questioned the next day, Schmidt said he had hit a deer, the story said.
Schmidt’s lawyer did not enter a plea and said he would file a motion seeking to begin the proceedings in juvenile court, Greenwich Time said.
Schmidt was charged after a lengthy investigation involving 39 search warrants and analyzing "a significant amount of physical evidence," police said at the time of his arrest.
Setterberg, a Greenwich native, ran his own home remodeling business and is survived by his wife, Michell, and two young daughters.
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