David Ritcheson


Age: 18


Summary: Houston, Texas teen who survived and recounted an April 2006 attack when two other teens described as skinheads left him for dead after beating him, kicking a plastic pipe into his rectum, pouring bleach on his body, and burning him with cigarettes while shouting "White power!", who later testified before Congress in support of legislation to increase federal investigation of hate crimes.



Cause of Death: Suicide by jumping off a cruise ship


Born: October 13, 1988


Died: July 1, 2007


Location: Cozumel, Mexico