Phone records in Danvers teacher slaying given to defense

The results of a search of a cellphone owned by a Danvers high school student charged with killing his math teacher have been turned over to the defense. Prosecutors have not disclosed what was found on 15-year-old Philip Chism’s broken cellphone during a search of its contents, but information that filled four discs was turned over to the defense team, according to court filings Monday. The Salem News reported that Chism’s attorneys have been granted public funds to hire an expert to review the content of the discs. Chism is charged with first-degree murder, rape, and robbery in connection with the slaying in October of teacher Colleen Ritzer at Danvers High School.

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