Horrifying details of how student, 15, raped and murdered teacher in school bathroom laid bare in court as his mother looks on
A Massachusetts teenager charged with raping and murdering his teacher last year after following her into a bathroom followed a chillingly similar plan when he attacked a female jail counselor last month in the youth detention center where he was being held, authorities say.
In the second alleged attack, Philip Chism, 15, made sure he wasn’t being watched, took off his footwear to muffle his footsteps, then crouched down as he made his way along a corridor before following the 29-year-old woman into the locker room at Metro Youth Services facility in Boston on June 2, prosecutor Mark Zanini told a judge in Boston Juvenile Court on Wednesday.
Chism, with a pencil in his hand, pushed the woman against the wall in the bathroom, choked her, and then hit her in the head with his fists, he said. He then stabbed her in the back with the pencil.
Chism is accused of following his math teacher Colleen Ritzer, 24, into a bathroom at Danvers High School last October and attacking her after classes let out for the day.
He beat, strangled and raped her before slashing her throat with a box cutter, police say. He then dragged her body to the woods behind the school, where he positioned her with a tree branch sticking from her genitals and left it for authorities to find, according to court documents.
In the horrifying June 2 attack, Chism allegedly choked the jail counselor so hard, she could not cry for help.
‘The victim was trying to scream but it was ineffective because her airway was closed by virtue of the defendant’s strangling her,’ Zanini said. Read More HERE