Real World Paris' CT's Brother Murdered

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Real World Paris' CT's Brother Murdered

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Recently released documents appear to undermine a Chester man's assertion he acted in self-defense when he shot and killed a Springfield man Sunday night.

Kyle D. Bolaski, 24, has been held on $100,000 bail since pleading innocent Monday in White River Junction District Court to charges of second-degree murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

According to documents filed with the court, Bolaski asserted he acted in self-defense when he shot and killed Vincent R. Tamburello Jr. in the parking lot of MacKenzie Field. Court records state multiple witnesses saw Tamburello chase Bolaski with an ax before Bolaski drew a rifle from his pickup and shot Tamburello.

Bolaski told police he always carries a rifle in his truck because he likes to hunt coyotes when he is out scouting for deer. However, new documents appear to poke holes in both Bolaski's claim of self-defense and that the rifle just happened to be in his truck.

Court records state Bolaski told police he twice shot Tamburello as Tamburello approached him with an ax.

After studying the body, the deputy chief medical examiner determined Tamburello was shot twice — once in the upper leg and once in the lower back. The medical examiner's report told police the wound to Tamburello's back caused his death, court records state.

Police affidavits state that multiple witnesses and Bolaski himself told police he had fired the first shot into Tamburello's leg. Bolaski told police Tamburello continued to advance upon him but two witnesses told a different story.

Kristina Morgan, 19, and Casey J. Brickey, 24, both told police that after being shot in the leg, Tamburello retreated from Bolaski. According to court records, Brickey said Bolaski was chasing Tamburello with a gun in his hand before he fired the first shot, and in his opinion, Bolaski had not acted in self-defense.

Police have released a report detailing an interview with a man who was with Bolaski immediately prior to the shooting. On Monday, police interviewed Tristan Blanchard, 22, of Chester, who told police that the day before the shooting Tamburello had come to his house and there had been an incident that left Blanchard afraid of Tamburello.

Blanchard told police that on Sunday, he received a phone call from either Bolaski or his brother Cory Bolaski, 22, and the Bolaski brothers — along with Jerry Ucci, 21 — picked up Blanchard in Cory Bolaski's pickup.

Blanchard said there was a rifle in Cory Bolaski's truck when they picked him up, court records state.

Blanchard told police Ucci called Tamburello and the two had a "heated" conversation, with the two agreeing to meet at Mackenzie Field, court records state. However, Cory Bolaski's truck was low on gas, so before meeting Tamburello they drove to Cory Bolaski's house to get Kyle Bolaski's truck. While there, Blanchard told police, Kyle Bolaski transferred the rifle from his brother's truck to his own, Cory Bolaski got a second rifle from inside his house and the four went to the park to meet Tamburello, court records state.

Due to the new reports from the medical examiner and the police, Windsor County State's Attorney Robert Sand filed a motion asking the court to increase Bolaski's bail from $100,000 to $250,000.

"The back-to-front direction of travel of the fatal shot undermines (Bolaski's) claim that the deceased was pursuing him and he fired the fatal shot in self-defense," Sand wrote in his bail review request. "Additionally, although (Bolaski) claims the guns were in his vehicle as a result of an earlier deer scouting trip, newly received information makes clear the guns were deliberately placed in (his) truck in anticipation of a confrontation. (Bolaski's) anticipation of the confrontation and the arranged placement of the guns further undermine the self-defense claim."

Judge M. Kathleen Manley will review Bolaski's bail at 9 a.m. Wednesday in White River Junction District Court.

While it remains unclear what happened Sunday night at Mackenzie Field and even less clear what brought Bolaski and Tamburello there in the first place, at least one member of Tamburello's family is convinced Bolaski did not act in self-defense.

"They lured him there to kill him," said Tamburello's cousin, John Michael, of Brockton, Mass. "The thought of him being lured there broke my heart. He was so gullible. You could tell him anything and he'd believe it.

"I've seen him take on four or five guys and be the last guy standing," Michael continued. "These guys brought guns because nobody could beat Vinnie Tamburello."

yeah. I had heard about this last night, but was to beat to post it. Despite everything, I feel truly sorry for CT and his family and friends.

Wow that's horrible.....very sorry for his loss....:no:

Anonymous (not verified)

wow....my prayers go out to CT family and friends :(

Its absolutely horrible. I feel for CT.

I wonder if this brother of CT is the one who Masshole said was his friend?

V1man;27209 wrote:

I wonder if this brother of CT is the one who Masshole said was his friend?

Yeah... I noticed that MASShole hadn't been on in a while until the other night (or maybe it was last night) and again just now

Either way, that's such a horrible thing to have happened...

Condolences to his friends and family

I agree many condolences to him and his family, noone deserves to go through that and I am truly sorry for him. RIP.

Anonymous (not verified)

May God be with CT and his family.

That is very sad, my heart goes out to the Tamburello Family.

V1man;27209 wrote:

I wonder if this brother of CT is the one who Masshole said was his friend?

Oh goodness, I hope not...
My heart goes out, this story is just so horrible...
I really hope the man/men responsible are brought to justice.

My condolences go out to CT and his family and friends. That is so horrible

How terrible. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

=(

Horrible news!! Is there any info on what the whole confrontation was about?

CT contacted me the night of....I think he mentioned it involved something with a girl..no details of what tho. I didnt want to press it because he was obviously upset. Just say a prayer for the man.. Im sure he knows all us RWers hearts go out to him

NickBrownRW20;27433 wrote:

CT contacted me the night of....I think he mentioned it involved something with a girl..no details of what tho. I didnt want to press it because he was obviously upset. Just say a prayer for the man.. Im sure he knows all us RWers hearts go out to him

Thanks Nick, we will keep him in our prayers and hope him and his family are okay.

NickBrownRW20;27433 wrote:

CT contacted me the night of....I think he mentioned it involved something with a girl..no details of what tho. I didnt want to press it because he was obviously upset. Just say a prayer for the man.. Im sure he knows all us RWers hearts go out to him

Thanks for letting the Vevmo family know Nick!

My heart goes out to the Tamburello Family!

NickBrownRW20;27433 wrote:

CT contacted me the night of....I think he mentioned it involved something with a girl..no details of what tho. I didnt want to press it because he was obviously upset. Just say a prayer for the man.. Im sure he knows all us RWers hearts go out to him

As well as us here at vevmo.

To the best of my understanding, here is what happened.

Vinnie Tamburello's girlfriend had some sort of prior relationship with some friends of Kyle Bolaski (the shooter); Vinnie & Kyle didn't know each other as far as I know before the shooting. One of these friends that had a past relationship with Vinnie's girlfriend sent her sexually derogatory text messages and Vinnie got pissed about it. He went over to the house that this guy was staying at to confront him, but he wouldn't come out. Vinnie entered the house on his own and took some money off the table and left. The men in the house pursued Vinnie back to his girlfriend's place where a fight broke out that resulted in Vinnie beating one of the guys unconcious. The cops were called to the scene but no arrests were made.

The animosity boiled over to the next day and threats were made back & forth on the phone before they arranged to meet at a softball field to have it out. When these guys arrived, apparently Vinnie had a taser in his possession. When they approached the vehicle that he was in, he pulled out an axe and pursued them back to their truck. He took several swings at their truck with the axe when he was shot in the leg by Kyle Bolaski. After being shot, a good chunk of his thigh was missing and he was reported by witnesses to have said that he was done and tried to seek cover. That is when Bolaski shot him in the back. After being shot in the back, the exit wound in the front opened up a pretty big hole in his stomach. As he was laying down bleeding severely from both shots & with some of his insides hanging out, Bolaski's friends began to kick him. Some witnesses say they saw Bolaski smash the butt of the rifle into his face, and that would appear to be true since the autopsy showed significant damage to Vinnie's left eye socket.

I've seen the cased discussed on a couple "Right to Carry" forums and many of the people, people who are hunters & support the right to carry guns and are similar to Kyle in that regard, believe that he is guilty of murder. While the first shot to the leg was justified in their eyes & in the eyes of many, the shot to the back was uncalled for, as was the subsequent beating when he was on the ground.

Here is the thing that I think will screw Kyle over in court. They were going to take one truck to the altercation (the truck had guns in the back) but decided not to because it was low on gas. They then knowingly transferred the guns from the truck that was low on gas into the truck that they were going to drive to the softball field to meet Vinnie with. The fact that Kyle lied about both why the guns were in the truck & how long they had been in the truck for are going to really hurt his defense. It should also be pointed out that his statements were contradicted & proven to be lies after the police questioned one of his friends, and cooincidently, it is the same friend that Vinnie had the most problem with and one of the main kids that started the whole thing.

Anonymous (not verified)

What a senseless bunch of bologna. :(

I agree. I forgot to mention that they're saying a lot of the threats and text messages sent out to Kyle Bolaski's friends were done by Vinnie's girlfriend and another one of her friends. Basically, Vinnie's girlfriend and her friend and Kyle Bolaski's friends were the ones stirring shit up and escalating the situation; hiding behind other people and using other people to fight their own battles. Now we have two young lives that are probably going to be wasted as a result of this and two families going through a lot of hurt over something that was petty even by 5th grade standards. I know that CT used to live in the general area where a lot of these guys are from and that he's familiar with a lot of the people and has friends there. I just hope that he & nobody from his family does anything stupid, especially since Kyle is out on bail. Both sides need to let the situation be resolved in court.

MASSHOLE;27542 wrote:

I agree. I forgot to mention that they're saying a lot of the threats and text messages sent out to Kyle Bolaski's friends were done by Vinnie's girlfriend and another one of her friends. Basically, Vinnie's girlfriend and her friend and Kyle Bolaski's friends were the ones stirring shit up and escalating the situation; hiding behind other people and using other people to fight their own battles. Now we have two young lives that are probably going to be wasted as a result of this and two families going through a lot of hurt over something that was petty even by 5th grade standards. I know that CT used to live in the general area where a lot of these guys are from and that he's familiar with a lot of the people and has friends there. I just hope that he & nobody from his family does anything stupid, especially since Kyle is out on bail. Both sides need to let the situation be resolved in court.

Yeah, that whole situation is F'ed up! I know CT is def heated about it, but like you said, hopefully matters don't get any worse.

Anonymous (not verified)

hotboih;27551 wrote:

Yeah, that whole situation is F'ed up! I know CT is def heated about it, but like you said, hopefully matters don't get any worse.

I don't know what I would do if it were my brother. I know the rational thing is to let it be worked out in court.. However, it has to be hard to be rational in the face of such an irrational situation.

Again.. saying a prayer for CT's family tonight.

MASSHOLE;27542 wrote:

I agree. I forgot to mention that they're saying a lot of the threats and text messages sent out to Kyle Bolaski's friends were done by Vinnie's girlfriend and another one of her friends. Basically, Vinnie's girlfriend and her friend and Kyle Bolaski's friends were the ones stirring shit up and escalating the situation; hiding behind other people and using other people to fight their own battles. Now we have two young lives that are probably going to be wasted as a result of this and two families going through a lot of hurt over something that was petty even by 5th grade standards. I know that CT used to live in the general area where a lot of these guys are from and that he's familiar with a lot of the people and has friends there. I just hope that he & nobody from his family does anything stupid, especially since Kyle is out on bail. Both sides need to let the situation be resolved in court.

And we all know how far the law is (HAHA). I just hope CT leaves it only and doesn't get involved. I don't want to see him get into trouble and see yet another life effected by this whole tragedy.

I agree with everyone on this issue. CT and his family need to let the law take of this matter. My heart goes out to CT and his entire family.

MASSHOLE;27542 wrote:

I agree. I forgot to mention that they're saying a lot of the threats and text messages sent out to Kyle Bolaski's friends were done by Vinnie's girlfriend and another one of her friends. Basically, Vinnie's girlfriend and her friend and Kyle Bolaski's friends were the ones stirring shit up and escalating the situation; hiding behind other people and using other people to fight their own battles. Now we have two young lives that are probably going to be wasted as a result of this and two families going through a lot of hurt over something that was petty even by 5th grade standards. I know that CT used to live in the general area where a lot of these guys are from and that he's familiar with a lot of the people and has friends there. I just hope that he & nobody from his family does anything stupid, especially since Kyle is out on bail. Both sides need to let the situation be resolved in court.

This whole situations has been escalated beyond belief. It is sad that something tragic came, over something so dumb. The law is the only one that should be taking action in this kind of a situation.

I still pray for the Tamburello family...a senseless and avoidable tragedy like that is hard to cope with. I hope that girl learns a huge life lesson from this, because I am sure she got a kick out of guys fighting over her which is why she antagonized it.

Anonymous (not verified)

Has anyone heard any news? Does anyone know how CT's family is coping?

My brother saw this case being talked about on a firearm website forum and was following it for awhile. Apparently the murder charges against the guy that killed CT's brother were dropped but he faces some kind of aggravated assault charge for hitting him with the gun when he was on the ground or something.

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