14-Year-Old Accused of Murdering Teacher Faces More Disturbing Charges

handcuffsProsecutors 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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Carme... Carmen8706

Uh... how about life? 

Austi... Austinsmommy12

Death by electric chair? How about before a firing squad shooting small caliber bullets? Public lynching sounds pretty appropriate. I don't care if he is 15. You can't "help" or rehabilitate someone like him.

sterl... sterling21

No punishment would ever fit this crime, and since he is a youth the death penalty is commuted. I do think he should be studied, maybe scientists and criminologists can figure out whats driving American youth to such violence. Youth flipping out seems to be epidemic, something is seriously wrong here.

nonmember avatar MeanestMomEver

How about "do unto others as you'd have done unto you!!"

nonmember avatar mary

He should be raped with a stick so he will know the pain he caused and spend the rest of his life in prison.

Peace... Peaceful.chaos

He should never enjoy freedom, ever.

cmw327 cmw327

Lethal injection.. He should be made an example of.. No matter the age.. He killed someone for no reason..

dubolis dubolis

There is no "rehabilitating" someone this depraved and evil. 

kisse... kisses5050

 Geeee why did that teacher fail to engage and educate him properly?  How many class disturbances  did this kid cause before this happen? How many warning signs were there?  Nothing. How many little wackos like this sit next your kids everyday and there is nothing teachers can do about it.

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