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On August 31, 1976, 20-year-old New Milford resident Kim Montelaro was forcibly abducted, raped and brutally murdered by repeat offender, Christopher Righetti, Prisoner # 59431 [SBI# 000149274C]. His crime was so depraved and violent, he was given a Life sentence. Despite the court's determination that Righetti should remain incarcerated for the remainder of his life, he is now being considered for parole.

To this day, Righetti has never shown any remorse for his crime, and he remains a danger to the community. According to evidence detailed in the coroner's report, Kim's sexual assault was brutal, and she died an agonizing death: stabbed repeatedly in the neck and chest and left in a ditch, drowning in her own blood. 

Righetti is a serial rapist: he committed his first rape--assaulting a 21-year-old woman at knifepoint--when he was just 14 years old, and shortly after being released from juvenile detention for that crime, he attempted to assault another young woman, before raping and murdering Kim Montelaro.  Recent studies of sex offenders, in particular "stranger rapists" who do not know their victims, show that biggest predictor of recidivism is when rapist has a history of multiple sexual assaults against multiple victims. Righetti is a violent sex offender who is likely to rape and kill again, and must not be released back into society.

We, the undersigned, urge the New Jersey Parole Board to deny Christopher Righetti’s request for parole, and force him to serve out the full remainder of his Life sentence. 

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