Thursday, February 8, 2018




Woman gets six months in jail for vehicular manslaughter


WHITE PLAINS – A woman who drove drunk when she struck and killed Manhattanville College student Robert Schartner, 19, in White Plains at 4:50 a.m. on October 9, 2016, was sentenced to six months in the Westchester County Jail and five years of probation.

Emma Fox, 24, of Rye, also had her license revoked, will be required to wear an alcohol monitoring device and an ignition interlock device must be installed on any vehicle in her household.

At the sentencing, Schartner’s stepfather read a statement on behalf of the victim’s mother and one on his own behalf. Scott Hall read his wife’s words explaining that she was not in court for the sentencing because “I do not want to see your face,” referring to Fox. The statement described her son “Rob” as “caring, thoughtful, smart and charismatic.”

On his own behalf, Hall said about Fox, “People say she’s made a mistake. There was no mistake. You made a decision to drink and drive.”

Fox made a statement to the court saying, “There’s no day since October 9, 2016, that I don’t think about what happened and the pain I have caused the Schartner family.”


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