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Schmidt sentencing postponed in Greenwich hit-and-run fatality

November 28, 2018

GREENWICH — Sentencing for Andrew Schmidt, who pleaded guilty to a hit-and-run fatality in September, was postponed to Dec. 11.

Schmidt, 19, was due to appear in Superior Court in Stamford Wednesday morning for sentencing, but last-minute legal issues arose, and the case was put off until next month.

Schmidt earlier accepted an offer to plead guilty, in exchange for a prison term of one to three years, for his role in the death of Edward Setterberg, 43, on East Putnam Avenue.

He has been free on $100,000 bond since his arrest, weeks after the April 2016 fatality near Hillside Road.

Authorities said Schmidt was driving a 2006 Mercedes-Benz after after spending the day with friends. As he was speeding down East Putnam Avenue, he struck Setterberg, who was out for an evening walk, and continued driving. He was later charged with evading responsibility involving a fatality.

While Schmidt was awaiting an outcome on the hit-and-run charge, he was arrested in December 2017 for doing “doughnuts” in a vehicle, damaging a field near I-95 in Greenwich. His driving privileges were then suspended by court order. That case will also be adjudicated when Schmidt comes back to court Dec. 11.

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