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Waltham Man Charged In Coxall Hit-And-Run Death

A Waltham man now claims he, and not his wife, was driving the car that struck and killed Scott Coxall.

The husband of the Waltham woman facing motor vehicle homicide charges has told police that he, and not his wife, was actually driving the car that struck and killed Scott Coxall in November of 2011, according to court records.

Waltham Police have officially charged William Vasquez, 34, of 19 Mt. Pleasant St., with witness intimidation after he allgedly bullied his wife into telling police she was driving the car, according to a Sept. 24 Waltham Police report.

Previously, Blanca Contreras's attorney had claimed that Vasquez was driving the car that killed Coxall in 2011. However, Vasquez was not formally charged by Waltham Police until Sept. 25, 2012. 

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According to the report, police, at the request of the Middlesex County District Attorney's office, interviewed Vasquez again on March 21, 2012, after Contreras's attorney told authorities he had identified himself as the driver. 

"During the interview, Vasquez alleged that he had lied to me during the investigation conducted the night of the fatal crash. He stated he was the driver of the car which had struck [and] killed Coxall," the report reads.

DA spokeswoman Stephanie Chefl Guyotte told Waltham Patch that charges against Contreras will not be dropped as a result of Vasquez's case. 

charles jacob October 04, 2012 at 02:56 PM
You're an embarassment to this state ... you should move to Georgia or the somewhere in the south. In case you forgot you live in the Democratic north. Actually we should deport you back to Europe for ignorance. Why would you deport the family what Did they do. In case you forgot unless you're American Indian were all illegal immigrants under the original laws of the lands. Have fun with you're kings and queens across the lake
JohnnyMass October 09, 2012 at 12:08 PM
I second the motion. Illegal is illegal-uphold the law and send 'em back. What did they do? They broke into my country, and they're stealing from us every minute that they are here. I'm sick and tired of the bleeding hearts who stick up for these criminals, also. Pray for a Romney victory so that we can get REAL immigration reform, which means upholding the laws that we have on the books now!
Ryan Grannan-Doll (Editor) October 09, 2012 at 05:21 PM
A previous comment has been deleted because it accused somebody of something without evidence to back it up.

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