Philip Chism

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What’s Next for Philip Chism?

This week, Massachusetts mourned anew over the rape and murder of Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer. On Friday, friends and family shared their sorrow in victim-impact […]

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Philip Chism Found Guilty of First Degree Murder

Philip Chism appeared emotionless in court on Tuesday when a jury of eight men and four women found him guilty of the savage murder of Danvers […]

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An Affidavit Reveals More Details Around Colleen Ritzer’s Death

Just one day after a grand jury indicted 14-year-old Phillip Chism, revealing that his alleged crimes against math teacher Colleen Ritzer extended to rape and […]

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Philip Chism Was Accused of Sexually Assaulting His Teacher Before Murdering Her

An Essex County grand jury charged 14-year-old Philip Chism not only with murdering his math teacher, 24-year-old Colleen Ritzer, but with aggravated rape and armed robbery. […]

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Why Sentencing Children As Adults Is A Bad Idea

As tight-knit Danvers mourns the tragic death of Colleen Ritzer, the 24-year-old math teacher found dead last week near Danvers High School, there’s some concern […]

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What Happens to 14-Year-Old Philip Chism If He’s Found Guilty of Murder?

When the Essex County District Attorney charged 14-year-old Philip Chism as an adult for the murder of Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer, he touched […]

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Danvers High School Student Will Be Charged with Murdering Teacher

A 14-year-old Danvers High School student will be charged today with murdering a 24-year-old math teacher after her body was found in the woods behind […]