ARCHIVE 6/25/08: Benoit & Wikipedia: Fayette County Sheriff Looks to Stamford Police for Video of Hacker Interview

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In response to my application for a copy of the interview of Matthew Greenberg — the Wikipedia hacker who made an unauthorized edit of Chris Benoit’s biography at the online encyclopedia more than half a day before the Benoit family’s bodies were discovered, exactly a year ago today — the Fayette County sheriff has turned to the Stamford police for the video.

Benoit & Wikipedia: Fayette County Sheriff Looks to Stamford Police for Video of Hacker Interview

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

In response to my application for a copy of the interview of Matthew Greenberg — the Wikipedia hacker who made an unauthorized edit of Chris Benoit’s biography at the online encyclopedia more than half a day before the Benoit family’s bodies were discovered, exactly a year ago today — the Fayette County sheriff has turned to the Stamford police for the video.

“I have no doubt that it is open records,” sheriff’s attorney Richard P. Lindsey told me this morning.

Left unclear at this point is why the Sheriff’s Office itself does not already have the video; a supplemental report in the Benoit murder-suicide investigation notes that a copy of the interview “is included in the case file.”

I also don’t yet know the status of the report on a search of Greenberg’s computer, which is said to be “attached to this supplemental.”

For background, see “Benoit and Wikipedia (Yes, Again),”  http://muchnick.net/babylon/2008/06/17/benoit-and-wikipedia-yes-again/.

Irv Muchnick

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