October 9, 2015
Jury selection has begun in the trial of a Massachusetts teenager accused of raping and killing his math teacher.
Philip Chism was 14 when he was charged in the 2013 death of 24-year-old Colleen Ritzer, a teacher at Danvers High School. He is being tried as an adult.
Jury selection began Wednesday in Essex Superior Court in Salem.
Ritzer’s body was found in woods near the school. Prosecutors say her throat had been slit with a box cutter.