Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

Community News Network

June 3, 2014

Police: Teen murder suspect attacked staff member at facility

BOSTON — A Massachusetts teenager accused of robbing, raping and killing a popular teacher at his school attacked a female staff member at a facility where he is being held without bail, authorities said Tuesday.

The incident allegedly involving Philip Chism, 15, took place at the Department of Youth Services Facility in Boston, according to Essex County Sheriff Frank Cousins.

Chism is accused in the October 2013 rape and murder of 24-year-old Colleen Ritzer of Andover at Danvers High School. Ritzer’s body was discovered in a wooded area adjacent to the school a day after the killing.

The extent of the female staff member’s injuries in the incident Monday are unclear.

Chism, meanwhile, was taken to Boston Medical Center for a mental health evaluation. He is under heavy guard by Essex County Correctional officers, Cousins said.

Information for this story was reported by the North Andover (Mass.) Eagle-Tribune.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Community News Network
Latest news
Featured Ads
Only on our website
AP Video
The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Obituaries
Poll
Kelly Lafferty's video on Tom Miller