Skip to comments.Jury Finds Philip Chism Guilty of 1st Degree Murder
Posted on 12/15/2015 8:41:32 PM PST by massmike
A Massachusetts teenager accused of raping and brutally killing his high school math teacher in 2013 was found guilty of first-degree murder on Tuesday.
Philip Chism, 16, was also found guilty of raping Danvers High teacher Colleen Ritzer in the high school bathroom and stealing her underwear, but not guilty of raping her in the woods outside the school.
Members of Ritzer's family cried uncontrollably in the courtroom on Tuesday as the verdict was read. Chism showed no emotion, but his mother sobbed quietly as she learned her son's fate.
Ritzer, 24, was a popular teacher doing her dream job, teaching math, Assistant District Attorney Kate MacDougall told jurors in her opening statement.
On Oct. 22, 2013, Ritzer asked Chism to stay after school. Another student who also stayed late that day testified that Ritzer tried to engage Chism - a student who had recently moved to Massachusetts - in light talk about how his new community compared with his old town of Clarksville, Tennessee. The student said Chism became visibly upset and Ritzer eventually changed the subject.
A short time later, Ritzer left the classroom. Jurors were shown chilling surveillance video that showed Ritzer walking down the hallway to the bathroom. Seconds later, Chism is seen poking his head out of her classroom and looking down the hall. He then goes back into the classroom, but comes right back out with his hood on. Chism is then shown putting on a pair of gloves as he walks into the bathroom. Minutes later, he is shown emerging from the bathroom carrying the black pants Ritzer was wearing.
Chism, who was 14 at the time, was tried as an adult.
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Non-death penalty state, is it not? Too bad.
But it’s the first gay “marriage” state,and he’s on his way to his “wedding” night as we speak........
As it should be. Being raped and murdered by a 14 year old is no different than being raped and murdered by an adult.
The Lord loves a hangin'.
He WOULD look good hanging from the same tree as the marathon bomber......
Its a farce when a piece of garbage like this Chism can't be given the death penalty. So what if he is 14 years old....You do an adult crime then you get an adult sentence. In this case execution. I could care less about jailing and rehabbing this young psycho. Its a slap in the face for the victims family that millions will be spent on rehabbing, evaluating by platoons of parasitical psychologists, incarcerating him in some loony bin or prisons.
Has the dead teachers family come out with stupid stuff like they forgive him?
None for the POS that did it.
Sorry. Still got some work to do in the forgiveness area.
Prayers for her family indeed. Forgiveness? Feed him to the hogs.
This was a racial hate crime — but the media will not permit that to be discussed. He made MANY statements to police about her being White and her “saying things” that “seemed racist” to him (microagressions). wnhat he did to her alive and dead is one of the most heinous crimes in U.S. history, considering his young age. If the races had been reversed this would have been the trial of the year.
Hogs gotta eat, same as worms.
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