- Associated Press - Friday, December 19, 2014

SALEM, Mass. (AP) - Lawyers for the Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his teacher have filed a motion seeking to have some statements he made to police dismissed as evidence.

In the motion filed Thursday in Salem Superior Court, lawyers for 15-year-old Philip Chism say he and his mother were coerced by police into waiving his rights and making detailed statements.

The Salem News (https://bit.ly/1sOAIXr ) reports that according to transcripts of questioning, Chism said he didn’t want to talk and his mother asked for a lawyer, but investigators kept pressing.

Chism is charged with murder as an adult in the October 2013 slaying of Colleen Ritzer, his math teacher at Danvers High School. Chism was 14 at the time.

Prosecutors have not filed their response. A hearing on the motion is scheduled for next month.


Information from: The Salem (Mass.) News, https://www.salemnews.com

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