Prosecutors working to build a case against Philip Chism, the 14-year-old accused of murdering his teacher in October, have levied another disturbing charge against the Massachusetts high schooler. In addition to claims that he allegedly slashed the throat of popular math teacher Colleen Ritzer, a grand jury has indicted Chism on a new and second charge of aggravated rape.
Now 15, Chism already faced one aggravated rape charge for allegedly assaulting the 24-year-old sexually with a stick, but it seems new evidence has come forward of even more horror before Ritzer's death.
Prosecutors are now alleging the teenager forced the teacher to have sex with him before killing her and abandoning her body in the woods near Danvers High School. He's already facing a first degree murder charge -- as an adult -- and an armed robbery charge.
The new details -- and new charge -- may send Chism away for a long, long time, should he be convicted, but surely they only make things harder on Ritzer's family, who have already had to face so much trauma over the past few months. My heart goes out to them right now, as they try to make sense of all of this.
What do you think the punishment should be in this case?
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