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SALEM, Mass. (CBS/AP) — A 14-year-old boy pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges including murder, aggravated rape and armed robbery in the killing of his high school math teacher.
Philip Chism is accused in the Oct. 22 death of Colleen Ritzer, a popular teacher at Danvers High School. Ritzer’s body was found in woods near the school with her throat slit and a note reading, “I hate you all.”
Chism was arraigned in Salem Superior Court. He also pleaded not guilty at his earlier arraignment in District Court. The case was moved to Superior Court after he was indicted last month.
Chism had recently moved to Massachusetts from Clarksville, Tenn.
Police have not released a motive for Ritzer’s killing. Chism’s attorney has declined to comment.
Students told police that Chism stayed after school the day the 24-year-old Ritzer was killed. One student who said she…
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