14-Year-Old Indicted for Rape and Murder of High School Teacher

The Massachusetts teen allegedly killed a 24-year-old teacher after stealing her phone, credit cards, and underwear

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Philip Chism, 14, stands during his arraignment for the death of Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer as his attorney Denise Regan, right, speaks on his behalf in Salem District Court in Boston, October 23, 2013.

Philip Chism, 14, was indicted by a grand jury Thursday for murder, aggravated rape and armed robbery in relation to the death of 24-year-old teacher Colleen Ritzer last month.

Chism was allegedly armed with a box cutter when he robbed her of an iPhone, credit cards, and her underwear. Police say she was sexually assaulted with a foreign object and was killed in the bathroom of Danvers High School in Massachusetts after class let out October 22. Her body was found in the woods behind the school.

“The indictments returned today detail horrific and unspeakable acts,” District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said in a statement.

Chism is being tried as an adult and is being held without bail. He entered a not-guilty plea to the first-degree murder charge on October 23. A court date hasn’t been set.

25 comments
liberalssuck
liberalssuck

This man needs to be executed. He has no need to be in this society after he has perpetraied this act.

liberalssuck
liberalssuck

This kid needs to be executed.  he has no useful purpose in this society

elyah
elyah

What it means "she was sexually assaulted with a FOREIGN OBJECT"?

wabbott
wabbott

I know there is great disagreement about the death penalty, but can we all agree that this young rapist and murderer should be sterilized by the State?  Can you imagine how much better the world would be as time goes on if society just had the courage to sterilize every person convicted of a violent crime?  It's not a cure all but it would be a really good start.

john_rambo
john_rambo

If Obama had a son...He would look like this creep.

eagle11772
eagle11772

Looks like The Obamaniac's son  (if he had one).

Bullsgt
Bullsgt

Unfortunately Massachusetts does not have the death penalty. This less then person will now be a financial burden for the next 50 years.  

goerizal
goerizal

'if i have a son he will look like trayvon' - a famous one said. this one looks like the speaker instead.

#libtardedamerica
#libtardedamerica

i don't care if he's 14. throw the book at him, lock him up, and execute the little satan

aztecian
aztecian

@john_rambo wow some anger.  he hasn't been convicted of the crime yet.  what you think you have the verdict?  well that is just typical of your type. 

zaster
zaster

@goerizal Every time you see a news report about a white rapist/murderer you remark on how much he looks like George Bush too, right? Or are you just a racist pig?

markrmulligan
markrmulligan

@#libtardedamerica Your anger is understandable but we are called by God to offer forgiveness as Jesus did to his executioners. Life in prison is a sufficient penalty for this boy if he is found guilty of the crimes for which he is charged. 

syuan
syuan

@zaster George Bush never claimed a criminal pig being his son, while Obama is famous for doing that. And I think Obama encourages and helps his sons to play knock-out games on all non-black people. If there is a racist, it is surely Obama...  

Openminded1
Openminded1

@zaster the racist pigs are the gangs of young black thugs going around punching old white ladies, 12 year old white kids and any white that is walking alone. Or on a subway they punch from behind, and run off, like the black thug cowards that they are. All because they hate whites and think it is fun. One day soon they are going to punch the wrong person, an off duty cop or someone who is armed with a gun. And that punch will cost them there racist life. Then Obama and big mouth Al will come out with the race card BS blacks are the most racist people of all and then pull the race card  crap.. double standard bs.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@zaster No white president ever said what Obama said moron, he is the racist  causing racial divide.

wabbott
wabbott

Did George Bush ever say: "And if I had a son, he would look like <insert dead white boy name here>"? No.  Only Obama has the crassness to stoke racial flames by saying things like that.  His chickens are coming home to roost.

goerizal
goerizal

@zaster i will try my best to avoid being called a racist by you but i just do not see the other kind doing the same thing in the news that often. it is amazing to me considering they are more than twice your kind. why do you think is that?

Tessky
Tessky

@markrmulligan With all due respect, no one besides the victim's family has any right whatsoever to say what punishment is "sufficient" for this individual's sick actions.

markrmulligan
markrmulligan

@Tessky @markrmulligan I sympathize with your point, but disagree. Crime victims' families offer feedback to the Court on punishment, but it is juries who determine sentences. Society has the right and the obligation to determine how crimes will be punished. 


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