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Man charged in death of Hendersonville teen posts bond

Matthew Schmeider, who faces a second-degree murder charge for a December 2016 car crash that killed East Henderson High School senior Derek Miller, has bonded out. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

A man charged with the death of a Hendersonville teen has bonded out.

Matthew Schmeider, who faces a second-degree murder charge for a December 2016 car crash that killed East Henderson High School senior Derek Miller, had his bond reduced during a hearing Thursday.

Schmeider's bond was reduced from $200,000 to $100,000 secured bond with terms.

Investigators said, at the time of the crash, Schmieder's license was suspended because of multiple accidents and speeding tickets.

District Attorney Greg Newman said Thursday that Schmieder now has a license. The judge limited the hours Schmieder can operate a vehicle to between 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Schmieder entered the courtroom in a wheelchair Thursday, but his attorney believes he is capable of driving.

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