Cold Blooded Teen Killers stab mentally challenged man to death

New Hampshire Teen Sentenced to Prison for Murder of Disabled Wal-Mart Cashier

NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. — A New Hampshire teenager convicted in the killing of a disabled Wal-Mart cashier was sentenced Thursday to 20 to 40 years in prison, capping the prosecutions of four young people who set out to avenge the victim’s passes at a co-worker.

Michael Robie, 19, was the last of the four to be sentenced for the murder of Christopher Gray, 25, of Groton, Vt., who was lured to a girl’s home on the pretext of watching movies and then stabbed more than 30 times as he stood by a bonfire.

Robie, who was in jail on unrelated charges at the time, didn’t participate in the stabbing but plotted it beforehand with girlfriend Amber Talbot and the other two, their conversations captured on tape-recorded telephone calls from Robie’s jail cell.

“You called the shots from the jail,” said Gray’s aunt, Shirley Kingsbury, sobbing as she berated Robie in court Thursday. “You could’ve stopped this violent crime at any time, and you deliberately chose not to. You let them do your dirty work.”

The plot took shape after Talbot — who worked in the Wal-Mart in nearby Woodsville — told Robie that Gray had been making passes at her at work, following her around and telling her she was cute. Gray, who had a speech impediment and low IQ and was considered developmentally disabled, also told suspect Timothy Smith he liked her …

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