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* Habitual DUI Offender Edward Schaefer Jailed For Collision That Killed 9-Year-Old Melodie Osheroff

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UPDATE Click Here Edward John Schaefer convicted of DUI murder crash that killed 9-year-old Melodie Osheroff killed in prison

A Novato man charged with the murder of a 9-year-old girl he struck with his motorcycle while allegedly driving drunk was booked into Marin County jail shortly before noon today.Edward John Schaefer, 43, is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday morning in Marin County Superior Court for murder, DUI, mayhem and vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and with gross negligence. He is being held under no bail.Schaefer has six prior DUI convictions, according to the Marin County District Attorney’s Office.Novato police said Schaefer was driving his Harley Davidson motorcycle while intoxicated on San Marin Drive in Novato around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday when he struck 9-year-old Melodie Osheroff and her father, Aaron Osheroff, 41, both of Novato. The father and daughter were crossing San Marin Drive at San Carlos Way in a crosswalk when they were hit. Novato police said Schaefer was speeding and drove through a stop sign.Melodie Osheroff died the next day at Children’s Hospital in Oakland and Aaron Osheroff remains in Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. Authorities said one of his legs was amputated. The mayhem charge against Schaefer relates to the loss of Aaron Osheroff’s leg.Schaefer suffered moderate injuries in crash and was treated at Marin General Hospital before he was transferred to the jail late this morning.

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  • How is that we live in a nation that can go to war to fight for a nation that does not want us there (Iraq) yet we allow cowards like this to continue driving despite 6 DUIs?

    Can someone explain that to me?

    The judges and system failed…again. Allow a sick demented man to ride a motorcycle. If he had six DUIs, we can assume that he must have driven drunk 106 times!

    Shame of the system!

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