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Germantown Family Says they Forgive the Man that Hit and Killed Their Family Member

The driver charged with hitting and killing a bicyclist in Germantown is now being held on a $10,000 cash bond.

Adam Neuhaus, 31-year-old, is charged with running down a bicyclist more than six months ago.

It was back in August, when 50-year-old, Keith Habenicht was riding his bike on Appleton Avenue when he was hit and killed.

The day after, Neuhaus' attorney handed over the Menomonee Falls man's car to police.

But they tell us, he refused to make a statement and did not cooperate with the investigation.

Neuhaus is now facing homicide by negligent use of a motor vehicle and hit and run causing injury.  

Keith Habenicht’s sister spoke to CBS 58. Luanne said the charges will now bring closure to their family. They said they are able to forgive the man that is accused of killing one of their family members.

“We forgive Mr. Neuhaus for what has happened. It was a very tragic mistake with a very tragic outcome. But from the stand point of our family, we feel that Keith, his spirit is with God. And we are at peace with the fact that Mr. Newhaus came forward,” said Luanne Mulawa.

Neuhaus’ attorney said his client believed he had hit a deer that night. 

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