THIS IS A SUMMARY OF THE MURDER, AND THE START OF OUR STRUGGLE  FOR JUSTICE FROM THOSE WILLING TO SHIELD A MURDERER...

KIRBY ASKED JULIE AND VINNIE TO DRIVE HER TO TRISTAN BLANCHARD'S HOUSE AS SHE THOUGHT TRISTAN WAS HER FRIEND. THERE WAS AN ARGUMENT BETWEEN GIRLS AT THE HOUSE OF TRISTAN BLANCHARD AND KIRBY. THEN KIRBY AND BLANCHARD'S GIRLFRIEND MICHELLE LACHAPELLE ARGUED, WITH MICHELLE BEATING ON THE CAR WINDOWS TO GET AT KIRBY. ACCORDING TO TESTIMONY AS VINNIE AND THE GIRLS DROVE AWAY THEY WERE CHASED BY BEN AND A GROUP IN HIS TRUCK. THERE WERE 3 STORIES AS TO WHY BLANCHARD AND THE GANG PURSUED THEM.

THE FIRST STORY BLANCHARD SAID WAS THAT VINNIE WENT IN HIS HOUSE AND STOLE MONEY OFF OF THE TABLE. WHEN THAT WAS PROVEN WRONG THE SECOND STORY SAID VINNIE BOUGHT GRASS OFF OF HIM BUT DIDN'T GIVE HIM THE MONEY. WHEN THAT DIDN'T WORK, THE THIRD STORY WAS THAT HE GAVE VINNIE THE GRASS TO GET HIM OUT OF THE HOUSE.

AT TRIAL BLANCHARD STATED THAT HE GAVE VINNIE THE GRASS IN HIS HALLWAY. THAT HE NEVER ASKED FOR PAYMENT!

GRAND JURY TESTIMONY AND IN SWORN STATEMENTS STATE VINNIE NEVER EVEN WENT IN THE HOUSE! THAT THEY CAME OUT TO VINNIE AND THE GIRLS. FIRST TRISTAN CAME OUT AND TOLD KIRBY HE COULD NOT BE HER FRIEND BECAUSE GIB DID NOT WANT HIM TO. SAND DID NOT ALLOW THIS INFORMATION TO BE BROUGHT OUT AT THE GRAND JURY.

ONE OF THE REASONS THEY CHASED THEM WAS MICHELLE WAS FURIOUS THAT KIRBY CALLED TRISTAN CONSTANTLY! MICHELLE WAS THE CATALYST TO THE EVENTS WHICH ULTIMATELY LED TO VINNIE'S MURDER! MICHELLE CAME RUNNING OUT OF THE HOUSE AND STARTED SCREAMING AT KIRBY AND BANGING ON THE WINDOWS OF THE CAR. JULIE DROVE AWAY.

VINNIE, JULIE AND KIRBY WERE CHASED TO JULIE'S MOTHER'S HOUSE BY BEN, BLANCHARD AND A GROUP OF GUYS AND GIRLS THAT WERE IN BEN'S TRUCK. THEY WERE ALSO JOINED BY MORE MEN. ACCORDING TO BLANCHARD AND OTHER TESTIMONY THEY STOPPED 3 SEPARATE TIMES AND ARGUED WITH VINNIE AND THE GIRLS AND EACH TIME THEY LEFT,  WHEN MICHELLE SCREAMED AT KIRBY AND BEAT ON THE WINDOWS OF JULIE'S CAR, TRYING TO AVOID CONFRONTATION. MICHELLE, WITH BEN AND JORDAN COULD HAVE STOPPED AND WENT HOME AND THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE END OF EVERYTHING. BUT INSTEAD CHOSE TO PURSUE THEM FURTHER.

AT TRIAL BLANCHARD STATED THAT AFTER HE GAVE VINNIE THE GRASS HE CHANGED HIS MIND AND DECIDED HE WANTED PAYMENT SO HE JUMPED IN HIS CAR AND CHASED HIM.

AS VINNIE AND THE GIRLS WERE BEING PURSUED, TESTIMONY AND POLICE STATEMENTS STATE BEN TRIED TO RUN THEM OFF THE ROAD! YET THIS POINT WAS NOT BROUGHT UP BY SAND AT THE GRAND JURY. THEY ENDED UP AT JULIE'S MOTHER'S HOUSE WHERE A GANG OF MEN AND GIRLS OF UP TO 20 PEOPLE CONFRONTED VINNIE AND THE GIRLS. TRISTAN BLANCHARD, BY HIS OWN ADMISSION, HAD A TIRE IRON AS A WEAPON!

JULIE'S MOTHER WAS ASSAULTED BY MICHELLE ALL THE WHILE SAYING SHE WAS GOING TO "KICK HER ASS!" WHEN VINNIE STEPPED IN ONE GUY, GIB, WHO WAS 6'4" AND 400 LBS., WENT AFTER VINNIE AND SPIT ON HIM. VINNIE HIT HIM AND KNOCKED HIM OUT. THE POLICE CAME AND VINNIE, JULIE,  KIRBY AND JULIE'S MOTHER GAVE STATEMENTS AND FILED A REPORT WITH THE POLICE THAT THIS GANG OF 15 OR MORE PEOPLE, TRESPASSED AND ASSAULTED THEM. BUT THE  GANG OF PEOPLE FLED THE SCENE AND WERE NOT QUESTIONED. THE POLICE NEVER FOLLOWED UP ON THE COMPLAINT! SAND NEVER CALLED JULIE'S MOTHER TO THE GRAND JURY, AFTER MAKING HER WAIT 4 DAYS, BECAUSE SHE COULD VERIFY THIS!

INSTEAD, AFTER THE FIGHT AT JULIE'S HOUSE, ACCORDING TO POLICE STATEMENTS+, KYLE BOLASKI WAS CONTACTED BY TRISTAN BLANCHARD. ACCORDING TO DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAND KYLE WAS THE GO TO GUY IF YOU WANTED ANYTHING DONE. THIS SUGGESTED TO US THAT KYLE WAS KNOWN TO SAND BEFORE THIS. THE KILLERS, KYLE BOLASKI, COREY BOLASKI, JERRY UCCI AND TRISTAN BLANCHARD DECIDED TO TAKE MATTERS INTO THEIR OWN HANDS. THEY ENLISTED THE AID OF TIMOTHY ARBUCKLE WHO WAS AT THE SOFTBALL PARK. ARBUCKLE IS THE TOWN TOUGH. GRAND JURY TESTIMONY STATES ARBUCKLE WAS OFFERED $100.00 BY KYLE TO HELP TAKE CARE OF VINNIE.

SWORN TESTIMONY STATES GIB CALLED KIRBY AND TOLD HER EVERYTHING WAS FORGIVEN. THAT HE WANTED TO APOLOGIZE TO KIRBY. HE TOLD HER TO MEET HIM AT THE FIELD. THIS WAS WHY THE GIRLS ALSO WENT TO THE FIELD. THEY WERE THERE TO GET KIRBY. AGAIN SAND NEVER INTRODUCED THIS AT THE GRAND JURY! HE DELIBERATELY WITHHELD THIS CRUCIAL TESTIMONY!

UCCI CALLED VINNIE THROUGH KIRBY'S CELL PHONE. ACCORDING TO UCCI'S OWN TESTIMONY VINNIE HUNG UP ON HIM SEVERAL TIMES. UCCI CONTINUED TO CALL BACK UNTIL THEY ARGUED AND UCCI TOLD VINNIE TO COME TO THE PARK TO FIGHT. THAT "YOU'RE NOT A MAN IF YOU DON'T SHOW UP!" THIS WAS A DESIGNED PLAN TO HARM VINNIE AND KIRBY. NOW THEIR PLAN WAS WORKING. BOTH VINNIE AND KIRBY WOULD BE AT THE FIELD.

ON THE WAY TO THE PARK THEY STOPPED AT BOLASKI'S HOUSE TO SWITCH TRUCKS. THEY TRANSFERRED A .22 RIFLE FROM ONE TRUCK TO THE OTHER. COREY BOLASKI THEN WENT INTO THE HOUSE AND CAME OUT WITH A 30-06 HUNTING RIFLE. KYLE TOLD THE POLICE THAT THE RIFLES WERE ALWAYS IN THE TRUCK. TRISTAN BLANCHARD STATED THAT WAS NOT TRUE. THAT THEY STOPPED SPECIFICALLY TO GET THE WEAPONS. GRAND JURY TESTIMONY ALSO DISPUTES THE GUNS WERE ALWAYS IN THE TRUCK.. 

VINNIE, KIRBY AND JULIE SHOWED UP AT THE BALL PARK. INSTEAD OF ONE GUY TO FIGHT THERE WERE ANYWHERE FROM 8-10 PEOPLE  APPROACHING THE CAR SAYING THEY WERE GOING TO KICK HIS ASS. THE GIRLS IN THE GROUP WERE SCREAMING AT KIRBY AND JULIE THAT THEY WERE GOING TO KICK THEIR ASS ALSO.

TESTIMONY  CLAIMS VINNIE DID NOT GET OUT OF THE CAR UNTIL THE GROUP APPROACHED. COMING TO WITHIN 40' OF THE CAR. JULIE PULLED OUT A TASER AND FLASHED IT TO SCARE THEM OFF. THEY STILL CONTINUED TO ADVANCE. WORRIED FOR JULIE AND KIRBY VINNIE TOLD HER TO USE IT IF SHE HAD TO AND TO CALL THE POLICE. IN THE BACK SEAT WERE A RAKE AND A SPLITTER'S AWL. VINNIE PULLED OUT THE SPLITTERS AWL AND CHASED THE GROUP. A SPLITTER'S AWL IS A TOOL LIKE A HAMMER THAT HAS A "V" HEAD FOR SPLITTING WOOD.

TESTIMONY STATES VINNIE CHASED THEM INTO THE PARK AND TO KYLE BOLASKI'S TRUCK. KYLE  JUST RECENTLY PURCHASED THE TRUCK. THEN VINNIE CAME DOWN TO THE TRUCK AND STARTED BEATING THE TRUCK. HE DID NOT CONTINUE TO CHASE THE KILLER. GRAND JURY  TESTIMONY STATES VINNIE HITS ONLY THE TRUCK. KYLE'S STORY STATES THE TRUCK WAS LOCKED SO COREY CAME BACK AND UNLOCKED IT. KYLE STATES HE TRIED TO GET INTO THE TRUCK, BUT IT WAS LOCKED. HE SLIPPED, GOT UP AND RAN AROUND TO THE OTHER SIDE.

COREY AND TIM ARBUCKLE'S TESTIMONY DISPUTES THIS, AS DID SEVERAL OTHER WITNESSES AT THE FIELD, SAYING KYLE GOT IN THE TRUCK, WITH COREY, AND THEN KYLE GOT OUT THE PASSENGER'S SIDE WITH THE RIFLE AND WENT RIGHT TO VINNIE.

KYLE SAID HE RAN AROUND TO THE PASSENGER'S SIDE AND, IN A RAGE, PULLED A 30-06 HUNTING RIFLE OUT OF THE BACK. COREY BOLASKI, TIM ARBUCKLE AND SEVERAL OTHER WITNESSES SAY KYLE ACTUALLY GOT IN THE TRUCK FROM THE DRIVER'S SIDE. THAT KYLE NEVER RAN AROUND TO THE PASSENGERS SIDE. HE GOT OUT OF THE PASSENGER'S SIDE WITH THE RIFLE.

WHILE VINNIE WAS STILL ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE, KYLE RAN AROUND FROM THE PASSENGER'S SIDE AND SHOT VINNIE IN THE LEG. TESTIMONY STATES KYLE YELLED. "YOU WANT SOME OF THIS"? BEFORE HE SHOT. THE SHOT WENT IN THE LEFT LEG AND ALSO INTO THE RIGHT LEG. TESTIMONY STATES KYLE CHASED VINNIE AROUND THE VEHICLES THAT WERE PARKED THERE, PURSUING HIM. KYLE STATED THAT VINNIE WAS RUNNING AFTER HIM EVEN THOUGH VINNIE WAS SHOT IN BOTH LEGS! COREY BOLASKI GOT THE OTHER RIFLE OUT AND SHOT AT VINNIE TWICE! HE THEN RAN AWAY! A WITNESS IN GRAND JURY TESTIMONY STATED HE SAW THE BOLASKI'S TRYING TO SURROUND VINNIE. ANOTHER WITNESS, THAT SAND DID NOT CALL TO THE JURY, CORROBORATES THAT TESTIMONY!

AS VINNIE WAS TRYING TO GET AWAY, KYLE PURSUED VINNIE AND SHOT VINNIE AGAIN, THIS TIME IN THE BACK! VINNIE WENT DOWN AND KYLE RAN OVER TO VINNIE AND AS HE LAY HELPLESS, KYLE BOLASKI BRUTALLY BEAT VINNIE WITH THE BUTT OF THE RIFLE. VICIOUSLY SLAMMING  HIM WITH THE RIFLE, FIVE TIMES! SO HARD THAT THE RIFLE STOCK BROKE. THEN, IN ANOTHER ACT OF COWARDICE, TIMOTHY ARBUCKLE RAN OVER AND STARTED KICKING VINNIE, BRUTALLY, IN THE FACE!  VINNIE WAS STILL ALIVE WHEN THEY DID THIS! KYLE, THE KILLER, THEN RAN AROUND SHOUTING THAT IT WAS SELF DEFENSE!

AN AMBULANCE AND A MED FLIGHT ARRIVED. BUT IT WAS TOO LATE. VINNIE NEVER MADE IT TO THE HOSPITAL. HE PASSED AWAY AT 8:39pm!

AT NO TIME DID ANYONE OF THOSE MEN CALL THE POLICE. WHEN ASKED ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS DURING THE INVESTIGATION WHY NO ONE CALLED THE POLICE IF VINNIE WAS ACTING AS THEY SAID, EVERYONE INVOLVED, INCLUDING THE BOLASKIS SAID THAT "THE POLICE WOULD NOT HAVE DONE ANYTHING!" SAND NEVER BROUGHT THIS UP IN THE GRAND JURY. BY THEIR OWN ADMISSION THEY TOOK MATTERS INTO THEIR OWN HANDS!

POLICE CAME AND ARRESTED KYLE BOLASKI. YET BOLASKI WAS NEVER TESTED FOR DRUGS AND WAS NOT TESTED FOR ALCOHOL UNTIL 6 HOURS LATER! AND HE STILL REGISTERED AS HAVING ALCOHOL IN HIS SYSTEM! BUT SAND DID NOT PRESS ON THIS IN THE GRAND JURY ! BOLASKI WAS RELEASED ON $100,000.00 BAIL! ANOTHER BAIL HEARING WAS SCHEDULED BECAUSE TRISTAN BLANCHARD HAD MADE STATEMENTS DISPUTING THE KILLER'S SIDE OF THE STORY.

BEFORE THE HEARING CAME UP HOWEVER,  IT WAS CANCELED WITH NO EXPLANATION TO THE FAMILY. WE FOUND OUT A YEAR LATER THAT SAND HAD ACTUALLY REDUCED BOLASKI'S BAIL TO JUST $10,000.00 AT THE HEARING HE TOLD US WAS CANCELED. THEN BARELY 1 MONTH AFTER THE MURDER DA SAND SAID HE WAS BRINGING IT TO A GRAND JURY! WE ASKED FOR A MEETING TO EXPLAIN TO US WHY. THERE WAS ENOUGH EVIDENCE FOR A TRIAL. NO NEED FOR A GRAND JURY. WHY HOLD A GRAND JURY? SOMETHING WAS NOT RIGHT... 





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