|“||Why are we even listening to this crap? We should just kill him!||”|
Griffith was troubled in his youth and was subsequently sent over to Sudworth Place, a halfway house for delinquent boys. There, he befriended Andrew Ford, Brian Stiller, and Matthew Jones, three other boys who were sent to Sudworth Place. However, the four of them, along with several other boys there, were molested by a volunteer worker named Jack Westbrook, who was a prosecutor at the time. When the four boys finally left Sudworth Place, they kept in contact as they grew older. As an adult, Griffith developed a smoking and drinking problem that apparently cost him any other personal relationships besides those of his friends. On November 12, 2014, Jones committed suicide, unable to bear with the memories of the sexual abuse. Distraught by the tragedy, Griffith vowed revenge on Westbrook, and he and Ford got together to form a plan to abduct Westbrook, torture him into confessing what he had done to them, and then kill him.
The Boys of Sudworth Place
A week later, after luring Westbrook to a secluded location and abducting him, Griffith begins torturing him while Ford records the acts. However, Griffith voices his disapproval at keeping Westbrook alive, stating they should kill him instead. The entire time, Westbrook does not remember Griffith and Ford, nor is he initially able to suspect their motives. The two then reveal the truth to him, causing Westbrook to go silent. As a result, the two decide to improvise. They surprise Stiller and pretend to try and rob him at gunpoint while he is working. The two then bring him to an abandoned warehouse, where he is horrified to find Westbrook. Stiller is reluctant to get involved and tries to leave, but Griffith stops him. Intoxicated by the amount of alcohol he had been drinking the entire day, he tries to shoot Westbrook, but Stiller refuses to let him do it and a struggle ensues. Eventually, Stiller accidentally throws Griffith down the pit where Westbrook is trapped, killing him.
See section on the Chad Griffith and Andrew Ford article
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