Colleen Ritzer

Philip Chism in Essex Superior Court, January 9, 2015. (WBZ-TV)

Teen Charged With Killing Danvers Teacher Appears In Court For Hearing On Confession

A judge heard arguments and testimony Friday as defense lawyers seek to have a teenager’s police confession that he killed his math teacher kept out of his trial.

01/16/2015

Philip Chism (WBZ-TV photo)

Lawyer: Philip Chism Coerced Into Confessing To Teacher’s Murder

Lawyers for the Danvers High teen charged with raping and killing his high school math teacher want to have his police confession dismissed as evidence.

01/09/2015

Colleen Ritzer. (Facebook photo)

Slain Danvers High School Teacher’s Family On Anniversary: ‘Very Difficult Year’

The family of a Danvers teacher said Wednesday the past year has been “very difficult” as they marked the first anniversary of her death.

10/22/2014

Philip Chism in Suffolk County Juvenile Court, July 23, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Judge: Teen Accused Of Killing Danvers Teacher Will Be Tried As An Adult

A judge has denied a request to have a Massachusetts teenager tried as a minor in the rape and murder of his math teacher.

08/12/2014

Philip Chism in Suffolk County Juvenile Court, July 23, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Teen Charged With Killing Danvers Teacher Challenges Law

Philip Chism is charged with raping and killing 24-year-old Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer in October.

07/30/2014

Philip Chism in Suffolk County Juvenile Court, July 23, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Prosecutors Detail Second Attack Involving Teen Charged In Danvers Teacher Murder

The family of a high school teacher murdered in Danvers lashed out after a second similar attack was detailed on Wednesday.

07/23/2014

Philip Chism in court January 30, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Danvers Teen Charged In Teacher’s Murder To Appear In Court Wednesday

Philip Chism, of Danvers, is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Suffolk County Juvenile Court.

07/20/2014

Philip Chism in court January 30, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Teen Accused Of Danvers Teacher’s Slaying Indicted In Attack On DYS Staffer

Philip Chism allegedly tried to strangle a female staff member at the Metro Youth Services facility on Harvard Street in Dorchester on June 2.

07/09/2014

Colleen Ritzer. (Facebook photo)

Danvers High Students Awarded Scholarships In Honor Of Slain Teacher

The first college scholarships named in honor of slain Danvers High School math teacher Colleen Ritzer have been awarded to six seniors from the school.

06/06/2014

Philip Chism in court January 30, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Teen Charged In Murder Of Danvers Teacher Accused Of New Assault

Accused murderer Philip Chism is in serious trouble with the law again.

06/03/2014

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