Suspect in Vernon hit-and-run that killed father of two faces decide in brief courtroom look

VERNON, Conn. (WTNH) — Philip Holmes, 41, of Somers, didn’t say a lot Tuesday as he left Rockville advanced court presently after his arraignment on prices he hit and killed beloved Vernon father of two, and soccer train Andrew Aggarwala. Police say Holmes hit Aggarwala drove off, leaving him to die just earlier than 3 p.m. ultimate Tuesday.

Holmes made bond on Monday night but had a quick court look Tuesday morning. He had no remark when he walked out of court.

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“What do you are looking to inform Andy’s household?” asked our reporter.

“I have no comment at the moment,” responded Holmes.

but Holmes had lots to claim to detectives who first noticed harm to his silver Hyundai Sonata at a checkpoint they had set up sooner or later after Aggarwala become found useless on Phoenix road. 

in keeping with the arrest warrant, Holmes changed his story distinctive instances—eventually handiest admitting to hitting what he claimed he believed changed into a mailbox as he glanced down at his cell. Holmes informed detectives he turned into on his approach to talk over with his father, who lives close the scene.

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Surveillance video and particles on the scene matched Holmes’ vehicle. Holmes was arrested late Monday however became charged and launched after sources say his father posted bond.

“We’ve been in general touch with the [Aggarwala] family unit. The family unit is absolutely devastated. They’re also appreciative of the entire help they’ve gotten from the community. It’s been a horrible tragedy, anything no family unit ever wants to go through however the guide– they’ve been so gracious, each person who’s reached out to them, each person who’s helped get them through this,” talked about LT. William Meier with the Vernon Police branch Tuesday.

within the arrest warrant, Holmes at the start tries guilty a coworker for the damage led to to his vehicle. That story, pointed out detectives, did not take a look at.

Holmes’s next courtroom date is January 8.