JUDGE: TEEN TO BE TRIED AS ADULT IN TEACHER DEATH
Philip Chism, 15, is charged with robbery, rape and murder in the attack on Colleen Ritzer,24, at Danvers High School in October 2013. Colleen was his math teacher. Chism losthis bid Tuesday to be tried as a minor. In court papers, prosecutors wrote that Chism hadfollowed Colleen into the girl’s bathroom after school, raped her and repeatedly asphyxiatedher before or while assaulting her with a box cutter. He then put her mutilated body in arecycling bin and dumped it in the woods. He took her cellphone in which he destroyed, andher wallet, which he used a credit card form to buy fast food and attend a movie at the mall thatday.