By WCVB. A teenager accused of killing his high school math teacher told police he knocked her out with a “karate chop” before slicing her neck two times with a box cutter, a police detective said Friday in a pre-trial hearing.
But Philip Chism, now 15, denied raping the popular teacher, Colleen Ritzer, before killing her on Oct. 22, 2013, Danvers Det. Sgt. Phil Tansey said.
Tansey said Chism also helped investigators recover Ritzer’s body by showing on a map where he dumped it in the woods behind the school.
The detective’s statements come as a judge is considering a request by Chism’s lawyers to have his confession and other evidence seized from him the night he was detained tossed out as evidence before trial.
Superior Court Judge David Lowy made no ruling; the hearing is expected to continue later this month. (Read more about the teenager accused of killing his teacher HERE)
Man Relives Bone-Chilling Moment When a Neighbor Kicked Through His Door and Came at Him With a Machete
By Dave Urbanski. James Cvengros lived with the horrific memory for nearly a year — and then a few days ago in an Idaho courtroom he watched it unfold all over again…on video…for the very first time.
Cvengros, 29, had started to document the alarming behavior of his 54-year-old neighbor Twain Thomas — in case something goes wrong, he figured, visual evidence might help him out.
After all, one time Thomas reportedly kicked in Cvengros’ door over loud music. What could be next?
One day last February, Cvengros found out. Things were much worse in their Pocatello apartment building — windows breaking, other neighbors screaming — so he hit “record” and pointed his camera at his front door. (Read more from this story HERE)
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Teenage ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ Arrested
By Emily Shapiro. The alleged crime spree of two runaway Kentucky teenagers stretched across the South before they were found early this morning . . .
According to the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, “the process has begun” to extradite both teens “back to Kentucky to answer for multiple felony charges.”
The teens may also face charges in South Carolina. Chief Shaffer said Manning police have “minor” forgery charges against the teens for allegedly passing a forged check, but “back home is the best place for these teens to be.”
Shaffer said Friday, “We could pursue criminal charges against them, we just have to continue to wait. And once they’re found then we can look at the circumstances and decide if that would be something we’d want to pursue.” (Read more from this story HERE)