Prosecutors: Man Went On Honeymoon After Killing Man On Scooter

ROXBURY (CBS) – More than a year after his death, the family of a college graduate killed in a car crash now has a sense of closure.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports.

Colin Ratiu admitted in court on Tuesday that he was drunk behind the wheel when he ran over 24-year-old Andrew Prior last year. The 24-year-old Northeastern graduate was riding his scooter near Roxbury Crossing when he was hit last November.

Witnesses said Prior was thrown 150 feet.

WBZ-TV’s Alana Gomez reports.

While police investigated the accident, Ratiu went on with his life, according to prosecutors.

“During that time period of three months, Mr. Ratiu got married, went on a honeymoon. He continued celebrating his life all the while during the time when the Prior family was hurting, and really wanted to know what happened,” said the prosecutor.

But, an anonymous tip led police to Ratiu.

They found Ratiu’s SUV parked at his mother’s house with pieces of Prior’s scooter still embedded in the front end.

“Mr. Ratui’s family did the unconscionable thing of putting us through hell, looking for the coward that killed my son. This family had to have been aware of what he did,” said Prior’s father in court.

Ratiu received a five-year sentence.

  • YaKnow

    This SOB only got 5 years because he confessed? Are you serious? He left the scene of a crime, he had a dam good time while the victims family grieved….I’d wish him nightmares, but seeing that he moved on with his life like nothing happen, I doubt he has a concious.

  • P

    And in 5 years where will the deceased be? How about 50 years? There’s never satisfaction or closure and almost all victim’s families discover this.

  • kettleone

    5 years? that’s it?! hey wifey, you might want to think twice about staying married to this loser.

  • Ellen

    How can anyone live with the fact that they killed someone by running them over and then taking off. Hell, the guy doesn’t even look remorseful about taking the life away from a beautiful 23 year old kid who was the love of his family.

  • SmarterThanYou

    Romanian…I’ll make no further comment.

  • beenworkingsinceage10

    The family should be charged with harboring this POS.Further,I would file a civil suit if I was the victim’s family.Why didn’t this loser have his own car? The person to whom he is married should run away while she has the chance.I hope this little weasel becomes someone’s boy toy in prison.

  • KL, LLC

    There is an old saying ‘What is in a name?

    The first three letters in the last name of this piece of apathetic trash are an excellent summation. RAT.

    His life from this day forth will be sheer hell. Any job he looks at, any person who conducts a background check will know what type of vermin they’re dealing with.

    Congratulations RATiu. You will never be able to drive or walk away from the crimes you’ve committed. You will be judged and sentenced for many, many years to come by the society you have shown blatant disregard for.

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