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City Council Won’t Ask Mass. AG to Get Involved in Plasse Photo Investigation

PLASSE COUNCILCHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) — The Chicopee City Council Tuesday night decided against asking the state attorney general to get involved in the Amanda Plasse photo investigation.

The council voted to withdraw Councilor John Vieau’s proposal to ask the attorney general to investigate when mayor Michael Bissonnette knew about the photos and how the photos could have affected the murder investigation.

When Plasse was murdered in august of 2011 an officer took cellphone photos of her body and it’s still not clear when mayor Bissonnette found out about those photos.

Some say the mayor knew about these photos more than a year before he told the public and Amanda’s mother that they had been taken. The mayor also has told us he did not know about the photos and the questioning going on now is political as he runs for re-election.

Tuesday night Councilor Vieau says he’s ready to move on to other parts of the investigation but is glad he tried to uncover the truth.

“I don’t think it’s my place to be involved in an investigation and certainly, my intention wasn’t to investigate a timeline. But when people are being given misleading information, it’s hard for me to sit back and ignore it. I think it’s my job and my duty and my obligation to do what’ right for the citizens of Chicopee. I think it’s very clear that we aren’t going to give false information to the public, and taking it as truth,” explains Vieau.

To date, Amanda’s killer has not been found.

Both city councilors and Amanda’s mother say finding that person still needs to be a priority in this case.

“What this should all be about is justice for Amanda. We’re going on two years and two months coming up, and it’s, you know, at what point is enough enough? When do we find out who murdered her? And let me have my day in court that way,” says Michelle Mathieson, Amanda Plasse’s mother.

Michelle says she did not ask the city council to try to get the attorney general involved in the case.

If you have any information that could help State Police or local police solve this murder please call Chicopee detectives at 413-594-1730.


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