Dec. 14, 2020

Episode 58 True Crime: The Murder of Connor Shockley and The Assault and Subsequent Death of David Ritcheson

Megan bases her story on Ben Smith, who is from the Indianapolis area originally. This case, in Fishers, Indiana, was only the second in the town's history, and unfortunately ended the life of Connor Shockley, who had just recently graduated from high school. Content Warning: young victim. Story starts at: 9:08.

Content Warning: suicide, sexual assault. Danielle also bases her story on Ben Smith’s conversation surrounding his attempts to take his life. David Ritcheson was sexually assaulted by two friends from high school and subsequently completed suicide. David’s assault has been described as  the worst hate crime that the State of Texas has ever seen. Story starts at: 32:09.

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Link discussed in this episode:

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

David Ritcheson Describes Vicious Hate Crime Attack to Congress

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