Saturday, January 30, 2016

Amherst Police Ordered to Explain Why Vasi Records Are Still Being Withheld

We just won round two.

The Public Records Division of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has just determined that the Amherst Police Department must provide more details about Petrit Vasi's hit-and-run.

From the report I received today:

"Accordingly, the Department is hereby ordered, within ten days, to provide Mr. Renner with a revised response that explains, with specificity, how information, other than information that would identify witnesses or complainants, may be withheld under Exemption due to an ongoing investigation."

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Exclusive: Petrit Vasi Says Maura Murray Connection is "Far Fetched"

At long last, I spoke to Petrit Vasi, today. The conversation was brief but quite revealing.

"I never met Maura Murray," he says. "We didn't know each other. I've heard this theory, that she may have been involved. But I think it's very far-fetched."

He remembers nothing of the accident, itself. He knows he was at a bar at Triangle and Mattoon around 12:20 a.m. And he remembers waking up months later. His body was found in the street and it appeared he'd been struck by a vehicle.

"There was a snowstorm that night. Lots of snow coming down," he recalls.

And what of the "investigation" into the hit and run?

"I have never spoken to police. Not once. I don't even know if it's an open case."