Category: Justice for Kim Montelaro

UPDATE: Righetti Future Parole Eligibility Set

We just received an update for those who have been following the Montelaro case, and have advocated with Keep NJ Safe to keep Kim’s rapist/murderer behind bars.  Today, Kim’s brother Paul received word from the NJ Parole Board that Christopher Righetti will receive parole eligibility again within 10 years.

Unfortunately, if past history is any indication (which it certainly has been), that 10-year time frame will translate into only about 4 years, since prisoners are permitted to shave significant amounts of time off of their future eligibility date for “good behavior”…i.e., following the rules that they’re supposed to follow while they’re jail.

While we would have been happier to have seen the Parole Board set a date much farther into the future, realistically, this was about what we expected.  Again, judging by what has happened numerous times in the past, the Montelaro Family will, in all likelihood, be re-living this parole ordeal all over again sometime in the year 2020.

Rest assured, when it does happen, we will be ready to renew the fight to keep Righetti in jail, and to keep our community safe. We hope that we can, once again, count on you to help us when that day comes.

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Kim’s resting place, recently decorated for Christmas 2016.

Thank you to everyone who shared our social media posts, forwarded our Call to Action emails, and wrote letters to the NJ Parole Board, signed our petition, advocated with their town government and elected officials to pass support resolutions, and sent notes of love and support to the Montelaro Family.  The outpouring from the community this time was truly extraordinary, and we know the reason we were successful in getting Righetti’s parole denied again is because of the thousands of good people who took the time to help…you spoke up for Kim, a young woman who can no longer speak for herself, and you accomplished a wonderful kindness for the Montelaro family. Again, THANK YOU.

Resolution to Oppose Parole for Righetti

I just posted a sample copy of the Resolution we are respectfully requesting all towns in Bergen County to pass through their Mayor & Council. Assemblyman Robert Auth has offered to assist us in this endeavor, and we thank him for his strong support. He informed us earlier this week that he intends to draft a statewide resolution as well! If you’d like to help, please contact your local Mayor & Councilmembers, and ask them to pass this important resolution. I will be posting a running list of those towns who participate and support this effort!

Sample Letter to NJ Parole Board

Hi everyone! I just posted a “sample letter” in the Note section in the sidebar and in the link below, for those of you who would like to write a letter and send it directly to the Parole Board in Trenton. We’ve been advised to have all letters sent in by Mid-May in order to guarantee they will be processed in time for Righetti’s hearing.

Sample Letter

For those who have asked about sending a personal note to the Montelaros, including condolences on the passing of Tony Montelaro last November, there are two ways you can do so: email a note to me, or mail your message to: Paul & Alice Montelaro, c/o Parkstone Media, P.O. Box 682, Saddle River, NJ 07458 All notes and cards will forwarded to the family. Thank you.

Thank You IHA!

molloyTHANK YOU to Principal Pat Molloy of Immaculate Heart Academy for your ongoing, unwavering support. Principal Molloy sent out an email blast this afternoon to the IHA parent & alumnae community, informing them of our efforts. For those who may not know: Principal Molloy personally made the trip down to Trenton in 2009 to lend her support to the Montelaro Family outside the NJ Parole Board building, moments before they went in to give their Victim Impact Statements. Her commitment to this cause remained just as strong in 2012, and upon learning that Righetti was up for parole again this year, she immediately stepped up to help. It’s a wonderful reminder of the goodness that exists in the world. Thank you Pat, and to the entire IHA community, for your swift response!