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DA’s Office Completes Search of Chism’s Cell Phone

The DA’s office informed the Essex Superior Court that they completed the search as part of the search warrant process.

Philip Chism. Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Philip Chism. Photo credit: Patch file photo.

The Essex County District Attorney’s office has completed a review of teenage murder suspect Philip D. Chism’s cell phone, but are not saying what they found at this moment.

The DA’s office informed the Essex Superior Court that they completed the search as part of the search warrant process. Essex County DA spokeswoman Carrie Kimball Monahan told The Boston Globe that “no conclusion, one way or the other, should be drawn” about this latest development.

Law enforcement reviewed the phone to see if it contained any evidence that he planned the murder of Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer or whether he recorded the murder, reported The Boston Globe.

Chism, who was 14 at the time of the murder last October, has pleaded not guilty on charges of first-degree murder, aggravated rape and armed robbery.

Here are the most recent Patch articles about the murder: 

Chism Pleads Not Guilty to Rape Charge

Investigators Say Chism Confessed to Murder of Teacher 

Chism Indicted on Additional Count of Rape in Ritzer Murder

Chism Pleads Not Guilty to Charges in Murder Case, Remains Held 

Chism Arraigned Wednesday in Murder of Teacher Colleen Ritzer

Court Records Say Chism Left Note ‘I Hate You All’ Next to Victim’s Body 

Student Says Chism Upset By Teacher’s Mention of ‘Tennessee’

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