Man Convicted of Kidnapping, Killing New Milford Woman Denied Parole by NJ State Parole Board
A man who was convicted of kidnapping a New Milford woman and then brutally murdering her will remain in NJ state prison after a state parole board denied his parole.
Christopher Righetti was convicted of kidnapping the 20-year-old woman from the Paramus Park Shopping Center on August 31, 1976. He later raped the victim and then used a knife to stab her repeatedly. The victim ultimately died due to her stab wounds.
Paramus New Jersey police conducted an investigation into the homicide and traced the murder weapon to a Paramus hardware store where the suspect bought the knife.
Righetti is currently 56 years old and incarcerated in Northern State Prison in Newark, NJ. The convicted murderer has been behind bars for decades, during which time he has come up for parole six times. A New Jersey state parole board has denied his bid for parole all six times.
The most recent parole hearing was held just three years after the last one because of a loophole in the law that allows for early release of prisoners who gets enough credits in prison.
Since Righetti has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder, he will remain in prison for the rest of his life unless he receives parole.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Man Convicted of Killing New Milford Woman Denied Parole, Report Says.”