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Schmeiser Sentenced

Scheiser Sentenced     Monday, June 19, 1023


OWEN, Wis. (WSAW) - A 30-year-old man convicted of hitting another man with his vehicle and leaving the scene will spend one year in jail and 7 years on probation.


On Monday, June 19th, Paul Schmeiser pleaded no contest to hit and run involving death. He was found guilty as a result. In exchange for the plea, a charge of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle was dismissed.


The crash happened Oct. 31, 2021. Titus Kottke, 27 died as a result. Kottke’s body was found around 6 a.m. on Halloween near the intersection of Elm Avenue and Hamm Drive in the township of Holway, near Owen. Kottke was last seen alive at approximately 3:30 a.m. walking on the road about a mile away from where he was found.


Schmeiser wasn’t arrested until Dec. 22 of that year.


As a part of his sentencing, he’ll also have to write a letter of apology to the Kottke family. His license will also be revoked for five years.


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