Massachusetts Teacher Killed: Student Charged With Murder, Rape

Friday, 22 Nov 2013 05:36 PM

By Ken Mandel

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New details are emerging about the Massachusetts teacher allegedly killed by a student, and 14-year-old Philip Chism has been charged with first-degree murder as an adult. He has also been charged as a minor with aggravated rape and armed robbery.

Colleen Ritzer was found with her throat cut, and evidence points to sexual assault, according to court documents.

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Next to the body was a handwritten note that read, "I hate you all," The Associated Press reported.

Police have not released a motive for the Oct. 22 slaying of the popular 24-year-old teacher.

Chism is being held without bail. His lawyer, Denise Regan, had no comment.

Details from the crime scene were released after requests by The Associated Press, The Boston Globe, and other media outlets.

Citing the affidavit, the Boston Globe reported that Chism allegedly got upset with Ritzer when she began discussing Tennessee, where the teenager relocated from after his parents' "stressful" divorce. She was later attacked in a second-floor bathroom at the school, and dragged to the woods behind the school.

The documents also state that surveillance video showed Chism putting on gloves and a hood before following Ritzer into the bathroom. He brought a "box cutter, balaclava/ski mask, gloves and multiple changes of clothing," to school that day, leading detectives to conclude that he allegedly planned the attack.

When Chism was picked up walking along a highway early the next morning, a police officer reportedly found a bloodstained box cutter, along with Ritzer's credit card and driver's license.

More than 1,000 mourners attended funeral services for Ritzer on Oct. 27, according to the Globe. She was praised at the service for seeing "the goodness in other people."

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