On November 3, 1981, Marcy Renee Conrad (14) died at the hands of Anthony Jacques Broussard (16). Some have said they were dating, but most of their friends and Marcy’s family deny any relationship beyond being acquaintances. What’s clear is that on that afternoon, Marcy was at Anthony’s house and he raped and strangled her (not necessarily in that order, according to prosecution). Then, then loaded her half naked body in his truck and dumped it in a ravine.
Instead of trying to hide his crime, Anthony started bragging to his friends that he had murdered Marcy. When faced with their skepticism, he took them to the body. Two days of a callous, hard to comprehend routine followed, one that put the small town of Milpitas, California, on the map as a place where the American Youth had lost their morals.
Marcy’s body became a macabre spectacle, as word of her death started to quietly spread among local teens. Several young people went to look at her, some would throw stones at her or poke at her with sticks.
Mark Fowlkes (17), Anthony’s best friend who had dated Marcy before, even took his 8 year old brother to watch. Another girl stole a patch from Marcy’s jeans. Finally, on November 5, one of the kids grew enough of a conscience to alert police.
The news that the body had been there for two days and the behavior of the teens was more of a scandal than the crime itself. The explanation at the time was that most of them were stoners who distrusted police and didn’t want to snitch on their friend. Anthony Broussard was described as a strange boy and later claimed to have been on LSD when he killed Marcy. He was tried as an adult and went through a 90 day psychiatric evaluation that determined he wouldn’t be helped in a juvenile center. He ended up pleading guilty to first degree murder after the judge accepted evidence that he had boasted about the crime to a cell mate. Anthony had also been accused of molesting two other girls, aged 13 and 14, but those charges were dropped when he was sentenced to life in prison. He’s been denied parole several times. One of his friends, Kirk Rasmussen (16) got a three year sentence as a juvenile for attempting to conceal the crime.
This case was fictionalized in a polarizing 1987 movie called River’s Edge, starring Keanu Reeves. Despite the fact some critics hated it, it won Best Picture at the Independent Spirit Awards.
Summary: Being close friends with Archie does come with a jealous blonde girl vying for the title as his girlfriend even if you aren’t aware she likes him. Things start to change in the most natural ways for friends to fall each other, beginning with spiral as a kid. Things heat up with you and Archie in ways your parents only saw coming.
Characters: Archie Andrews x Reader, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Cheryl Blossom, Jughead Jones (mentioned), Reggie Mantle (mentioned)
Disclaimer: I do not own Riverdale or the characters involved. Nor do I own any gifs, images, jokes or lyrics that may appear.
Warnings: Swearing, angst and a lot of fluff.
Requested: Yes. Anonymous
A/N: Get yourself a man who kisses you with a mask on.
The poke in your side easily told you that Archie was leaning against the neighbouring locker with a sweet smile and a new musician in the entertainment world. You were right when the redhead laughed when you poked him back in his abs.
“What do you want dork?” You giggled pinning a new photo onto the door of the locker.
“Is this from that carnival last week?” Archie asked pushing your locker to where he had been resting, “Oh I love it!”
“I’m surprised your jacket even went with the aesthetic of the photo.” You teased before he released his loud laugh again.
“I’ll have you now that when four o’clock hit that jacket was on your shoulders.”
“Oh shut up hotshot.” You retorted closing the locker. The first day of school had been a success with Archie calling you as his biology partner for the year,