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14-year-old arrested in murder of Massachusetts teacher charged as adult
FOXNEWS ^ | 10/23/13 | FOXNEWS

Posted on 10/23/2013 12:50:32 PM PDT by Doogle

A 14-year-old arrested in the murder of a 24-year-old teacher in Danvers, Mass., was charged by the Essex district attorney as an adult Wednesday during his arraignment at Salem District Court.

Philip Chism, 14, pleaded not guilty and was held without bail. His defense attorney argued for the proceedings to be closed and her client to be allowed to stay hidden because of his age. The judge denied the request. The judge approved a motion for a mental evaluation, The Boston Herald reported.

Chism is charged in the murder of Colleen Ritzer of Andover, a Danvers High School teacher. She was found dead in the woods behind the school. She had not returned home from work Tuesday and was not answering her cellphone, Jonathan Blodgett, the Essex district attorney, said. Investigators found blood in a second floor school bathroom and soon located the victim.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: blackkk; colleenritzer; massachusetts; murderadult; philipchism; schoolmurder; schoolshooting

1 posted on 10/23/2013 12:50:33 PM PDT by Doogle
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To: Doogle

If 18 is “adult” status, how do they decide when a kid is charged as an adult? Is it purely at the whim of the prosecutor?


2 posted on 10/23/2013 12:53:12 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: Doogle

Good. murder is murder. somebody is DEAD, DELIBERATELY.

appears to be another obama’s son on top of it.


3 posted on 10/23/2013 12:55:16 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

it may depend on the crime


4 posted on 10/23/2013 12:55:30 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle
Uh oh, appears to be one of Holder's people...


http://www.northeastshooters.com/vbulletin/threads/226629-Danvers-schools-closed-during-homicide-probe?p=3510298

5 posted on 10/23/2013 12:56:24 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: The Sons of Liberty

i believe they should always charge MURDER as an adult-level crime, no matter what age the defendant. if there are to be exceptions, let the exeception be to try for lesser sentence than murder, but as an adult.


6 posted on 10/23/2013 12:57:16 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

But to get healthcare, he’s still a child until he’s 26!


7 posted on 10/23/2013 12:59:57 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Government: Slimy used car salesmen writing laws forcing you to buy their cars)
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To: Menehune56

guilty....


8 posted on 10/23/2013 1:00:09 PM PDT by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: Doogle

My guess is rape and murder.


9 posted on 10/23/2013 1:00:24 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Menehune56

Blood found in upstairs bathroom led to the body outside of the school grounds. Grisly murder. He will be put to death 18 years from now

or released on good behavior in 8.

10 posted on 10/23/2013 1:02:30 PM PDT by corkoman
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To: corkoman

No death penalty in MA.

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11 posted on 10/23/2013 1:03:44 PM PDT by Mears (Liberalism is the art of being easily offended.)
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To: Personal Responsibility

Correct.

But to get the “Morning After” Pill, a girl is an “adult” at 12.


12 posted on 10/23/2013 1:06:04 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I think that is a reasonable approach to the issue.


13 posted on 10/23/2013 1:07:09 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: Menehune56
Has his grandmother/aunt/mother given the requisite "I just know he could not have done this - he's a good boy..." statement to the local media yet?
14 posted on 10/23/2013 1:10:07 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: Menehune56
Here goes the media once again...pick out the geeky, 'Steve Urkel' photo (a la Trayvon Martin) instead of the photos in the British press that make him look a littler less 'harmless'...

He probably figured picking were easier up here in Red England since most women up here would NEVER think of packing. It's a bit different back in Tennessee.

15 posted on 10/23/2013 1:11:30 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Mears

There is the death penalty here in MA, MA-style.

Abortion and PP are big here!


16 posted on 10/23/2013 1:11:31 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: WayneS

I think Boston radio host Howie Carr would say that “he was just turning his life around...”


17 posted on 10/23/2013 1:12:37 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Menehune56

Didn’t he kill a White Teacher? ...racist!!


18 posted on 10/23/2013 1:14:17 PM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
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To: WayneS

Right.

And if a woman wants an abortion, that’s ok because it’s “not alive.” But if that same woman is murdered, the assailant can be charged with killing “the child.”

Insanity.


19 posted on 10/23/2013 1:14:48 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Government: Slimy used car salesmen writing laws forcing you to buy their cars)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

I think it may be because he may have raped her then beat her to death.........least that’s what I’ve recently read.


20 posted on 10/23/2013 1:17:58 PM PDT by stockpirate (It appears good men have decided to do nothing, so evil is prevailing......)
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To: Secret Agent Man

This black on white crime is spreading like wildfire and better be stopped now or the consequences won’t be pretty.


21 posted on 10/23/2013 1:20:56 PM PDT by MrLee (Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalyim!! God bless Eretz Israel.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Yes. Good.

That rationalization might also be used.

It’s also possible, depending upon how much irrefutable evidence is found by investigators that he will be forced to admit the act, in which case his defenders can always play the race/bullied card by claiming that the white racist teacher was picking on him and discriminating against him, because he wasn’t making ‘A’s in her class, and he just couldn’t take it any more, and he “just snapped”, and there are actually TWO victims here... etc, etc, etc [retch]


22 posted on 10/23/2013 1:23:43 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: Doogle

And there’s another 12 yr old that shot up his school, killing a male teacher, I believe. ...Nevada


23 posted on 10/23/2013 1:23:47 PM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
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To: Zhang Fei

Either rape and murder or he propositioned her, she dissed him by refusing his suggestion and said she’d report what he’d done, and he retaliated by murdering her. “No cracker bitch gets to dis one of da brodders.”


24 posted on 10/23/2013 1:27:30 PM PDT by libstripper (Asv)
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To: Doogle
If Ubama had a son...
25 posted on 10/23/2013 1:28:35 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Menehune56

Looks like a young Barak....


26 posted on 10/23/2013 1:38:18 PM PDT by TheDon (Inside Every Liberal is a Totalitarian Screaming to Get Out.)
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To: Doogle

It’s a good thing he didn’t have a gun; someone could have gotten hurt or even killed.


27 posted on 10/23/2013 1:38:25 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Doogle; All
Former Clarksville student accused of killing Mass. teacher
28 posted on 10/23/2013 1:46:27 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

I am glad they did. A 14 year old is old enough to know right from wrong. I am tired of these jerks getting babied and excuses made for them


29 posted on 10/23/2013 1:49:05 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Mears

Thus the release in 8 years, or months, which ever comes first.


30 posted on 10/23/2013 1:51:09 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (I am proud to be a Christian and follower of my Lord Jesus Christ. Time is short for U to know Him!)
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To: WayneS

“He done help me carry my groceries, y’all”.


31 posted on 10/23/2013 2:31:21 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: libstripper

Defense atty will invent a relationship anyway...


32 posted on 10/23/2013 2:32:43 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: libstripper

That’s my guess.


33 posted on 10/23/2013 2:40:06 PM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: Doogle

If Soetoro had a son?


34 posted on 10/23/2013 5:25:47 PM PDT by golf lover (goingf)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Doogle.

> Philip Chism, 14, was seen on surveillance footage dragging a recycling bin with Colleen Ritzer’s body through the halls of Danvers High School in Massachusetts on Tuesday night then dumping her remains in the woods near campus, according to police sources.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2473210/Danvers-High-school-boy-charged-murder-teacher.html


35 posted on 10/23/2013 7:15:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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Philip Chism, 14, Was Charged With The Murder Of A Danvers High School Teacher Colleen Ritzer - YouTube

Philip Chism, 14, Was Charged With The Murder Of A Danvers High School Teacher Colleen Ritzer - YouTube

36 posted on 10/23/2013 7:15:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Holy crap.

If the police sources are accurate, he’ll be hard pressed to claim he had nothing to do with her murder.


37 posted on 10/24/2013 4:26:23 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: who knows what evil?

Good point.

Last night I saw video of him being led through court. He appeared to be substantially taller, and heavier, than either of the bailiffs who were near him; and he did NOT look “harmless” to me.


38 posted on 10/24/2013 4:30:01 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: WayneS

And in New York, the biomoms get matriarchy, errrr I mean “child” support until the “child” is 21 and sometimes older—whereas the same “child” aka low information voter can VOTE at age 18 as a “child.”


39 posted on 10/24/2013 4:48:20 AM PDT by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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To: TheDon
Looks like a young Barak....

He's probably the son Soetoro didn't know he had.

40 posted on 10/24/2013 11:03:02 AM PDT by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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To: Doogle

Move along now.this isn’t national news-no gun was involved.


41 posted on 10/24/2013 3:12:03 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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