A lawyer from Atlanta was charged with murder by a large jury after he was allegedly driven into a man he thought had thrown a golf ball at his Mercedes-Benz.
Bryan K. Schmitt, 48, was a prosecutor at Fulton County, accused of having been charged with murder, crime and aggravated assault on Friday after his vehicle hit Hamid Jahangard (60), a "prominent" real estate investor His Mercedes was removed a few miles from his home in Sandy Springs, Georgia, to confront Jahangard on July 30 in front of a victim's leased property, prosecutors said.
"Mr. Schmitt's vehicle hit Mr. Jahangard and dropped him and hit him on the head," the Sandy Springs police said in a statement. Schmitt stayed at the scene and talked to officers.
He died of a blunt trauma to the head two days later.
"The deadly encounter was due to Jahangard accidentally bumping into Schmitts Mercedes vehicle with a golf ball," the office said.
The Constitution The Atlanta Journal, citing court documents, reported that the suspect told the authorities he had passed the property when he saw Jahangard leaning over a county trash can and made a litter before anything hit his sedan.
A police report from Sandy Springs cites a golf ball as possible evidence.
Schmitt told the authorities he had turned around to confront the victim who threw the trash bin in his way, avoiding the Jahangard Journal Constitution accidentally and accidentally
After the investigators saw the security video and the car video of one behind the suspect In the course of the investigation, the police found the victim's phone under the windshield wiper of Schmitt's vehicle. The bell rang as they tried to locate it and led the officers to the unit.
Schmitt was arrested on August 12 and remains in jail, according to records.
He is listed by the Georgia Attorney's Office as the first admitted corporate lawyer in 2015.