Chism was 14 years old when he raped and killed Colleen Ritzer.
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LOWELL, Mass., Dec 15 (Reuters) - A Massachusetts jury on Tuesday found a teenager guilty of raping and murdering a math
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Chism, who was 14 at the time of the alleged murder, pleaded not guilty in December. The Massachusetts teen on trial for
Authorities believe that Chism went to a matinee showing of the new Woody Allen movie, "Blue Jasmine," shortly after murdering
Ritzer was the oldest of three siblings, according to the Globe. Her accounts were laden with displays of encouragement and
Ritzer was reportedly a well-liked teacher at the school, while Chism was a leader on his soccer team. The 14-year-old student