Teen Raped, Robbed Teacher Before Murder: DA
Philip Chism indicted for murder, aggravated rape, armed robbery
By Arden Dier, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 22, 2013 6:47 AM CST
In this Oct. 23, 2013, file photo, Philip Chism, 14, stands during his arraignment for the death of Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer, as his attorney Denise Regan speaks on his behalf.   (AP Photo/Boston Herald, Patrick Whittemore, File)

(Newser) – Philip Chism was indicted yesterday on a first-degree murder charge in the death of his Danvers, Mass., math teacher Colleen Ritzer last month—but he also faces aggravated rape and armed robbery charges for allegedly committing "horrific and unspeakable acts," the DA said. Armed with a box cutter he brought to school, CNN reports, prosecutors allege Chism, 14, beat Ritzer, raped her with an object, and robbed her of credit cards, an iPhone, and her underwear, before killing her. No motive was given, but a prosecutor emphasized there was no sign of wrongdoing on Ritzer's part, the Boston Globe reports.

"We are devastated and heartbroken by the details of the horrific circumstances surrounding the death of our beautiful daughter and sister, Colleen," the Ritzer family said in a statement, while a former student of Ritzer's said, "It's unreal that [Philip] would do something like that. I cannot even process into words why he would do something like that. It's devastating." A ruling on Ritzer's exact cause of death is pending, the AP notes, adding that search warrants and other documents in the case may be made public today. Chism has pleaded not guilty to the murder charge he faces as an adult; prosecutors hope to move the other charges from a youth court and try Chism as an adult.

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Nov 25, 2013 7:56 AM CST
"but a prosecutor emphasized there was no sign of wrongdoing on Ritzer's part." Are you fkg kidding me? Trying to blame Colleen? This useless piece of garbage is another of Obama's sons. In fact he looks like him! Too bad Mass. has no death penalty.
Nov 23, 2013 7:47 AM CST
Another 14 year old black boy thug like Travon. Too bad the victim wasn't armed like George Zimmerman. I'm sure had she been able to defend herself successfully with a gun brother Al "Shakedown" Sharpton would have been rallying the race baiters against her. I hope this piece of garbage is tried and found guilty as an adult. BTW... where's brothers Al and Jesse when it comes to protesting the racial hate crimes called "knockouts" committed by young black hoodlums against white people? FYI "knockout" is a game played by young black thugs who hit unsuspecting, innocent white people, including the elderly and women, in the face as hard as possible to try to knock them out. So far 2 people have died from this and many had been severely injured. Hate crimes work both ways right Al?
Nov 23, 2013 6:31 AM CST
This animal should be taken out and lined up against the school wall in front of the whole school. Allowed to snivel and beg for his life or say whatever he wants to say and then shot. The bullet holes left in the wall as a reminder for the kids to put their fingers in and talk about. That would put a stop to a lot of this crap. But it won't happen and the teacher will have just become another bragging right for the animal in prison. He will get out smiling and laughing and she will still be dead and her parents and husband will still be empty and crying. Thanks libs for the shithole of sadness and crime you have created.