The Journal Information and lohud investigative reporter Jorge Fitz-Gibbon recounts the occasions surrounding the demise of Manhattanville junior Robby Scharter who was struck and killed by Emma Fox of Rye on the morning of Oct. 9, 2016.
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Emma Fox, a Rye lady who pleaded responsible Wednesday within the drunken-driving demise of a well-liked Manhattanville School scholar from Fishkill, will spend six months in jail as a part of a plea settlement with prosecutors.

Fox, 25, confronted as much as seven years in state jail within the Oct. 9, 2016, incident on Westchester Avenue that killed 21-yr-previous Robby Schartner, a popular junior and lacrosse participant at Manhattanville. 

However Westchester County Decide Helen Blackwood promised Fox a “shock-probation” sentence that requires her to serve six months within the county jail adopted by four 1/2 years of probation on the highest felony cost of second-diploma vehicular manslaughter.

Fox additionally pleaded responsible to a misdemeanor driving whereas intoxicated cost, and was sentenced to 60 days of shock probation, though that sentence is concurrent with the felony sentence. 

She is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 7. 

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Fox’s attorney, Stephen Lewis, could not be reached for comment Thursday. Anthony Mamo, an attorney for Schartner’s family, declined comment.

An investigation by The Journal News/lohud following Schartner’s death determined that Fox had been drinking with friends in the hours leading up to the incident. She initially joined friends at La Quinta Inn & Suites in Armonk, and later at The Pub, a local watering hole not far from her home in Rye.

Meanwhile, Schartner was out with friends along Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains. He was separated from his friends and was forced to walk back to the Manhattanville campus in the dark.

Shortly before 5 a.m., Fox was driving her 2012 Nissan Sentra east on Westchester Avenue when she hit and killed Schartner. She drove about a half -ile before stopping her car near Meadowbrook Road and called police.

Responding officers found Schartner unconscious on the shoulder of Westchester Avenue near the entrance to Interstate 287. He suffered severe trauma to the back of his head and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Fox failed sobriety tests at the scene and later consented to blood and urine tests, which showed her blood-alcohol level was above the legal limit to drive.

She was charged with first-degree vehicular manslaughter, drunken…