The Trench Reynolds Report

Without truth there is no justice

Back in March a Massachusetts judge ruled that the confession that Philip Chism made in the brutal murder and Rape of Coleen Ritzer is inadmissible. The judge ruled that he had doubts that Chism was aware of his Miranda rights so his confession and the evidence retrieved from his cell phone are now inadmissible. In …

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Philip Chism, 15, charged with killing teacher, accused in assault: Reports: Philip Chism, Accused of Killing a Danvers Teacher, Allegedly Attacked Youth Services Worker: Phillip Chism was 14 when he allegedly rapes his teacher with a tree branch then slashed her throat with a box cutter. He then left the body of 24-year-old Colleen Ritzer …

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(Thanks to Ginger Snap for the post) Grandmother pleads not guilty in baby’s sledgehammer death: Grandmother used sledgehammer, knife to kill baby, prosecutors allege: Alfreda Giedrojc, Grandmother, Bludgeoned Baby With Sledgehammer, Slit Throat: Police: Most parents have no problem with their children’s grandparents babysitting for them, happy even for the break away from the kids …

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Chism Indicted on Additional Count of Rape in Ritzer Murder: Previously 14-year-old Philip Chism was charged with the rape and murder of his teacher, 24-year-old Colleen Ritzer of Danvers High School in Danvers, Massachusetts. At that time the rape charge stemmed from accusations that Chism raped her with a tree branch. Now investigators are saying …

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Danvers, Mass., 14-year-old accused of raping — and murdering — high school teacher Colleen Ritzer: One of the stories I’ve been woefully behind on is the murder of 24-year-old Colleen Ritzer, a teacher at Danvers High School in Danvers, Massachusetts. If being murdered by one of your 14-year-old students and having your body dumped in …

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Teen stayed after final bell with Danvers High School teacher before killing her, buying Wendy’s meal with her credit card: EXCLUSIVE: Student,14, PLANNED to ‘slash teacher to death’ but refuses to say why, police reveal: As I’m sure you’ve heard by now another teacher lost their life this past week at the hands of student. …

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Suspect arrested in Camden double stabbing; 1 child dead, 1 critically injured: Osvaldo Rivera on $5M bail; possible rape, murder charges in Camden attack on boy, 6, and girl, 12: As I’ve mentioned before I spent most of 2011 in South Jersey on family business. While I was there I was a short drive away …

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Mother charged in death of Bloomingdale girl: In Bloomington, Illinois police arrested 43-year-old Marci M. Webber for allegedly killing her own 4-year-old daughter, Maggie Webber. Webber killed her daughter by slashing her throat with a 4 inch folding knife. The cut was so deep it severed her daughter’s esophagus and reached the spine. For those …

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Joseph Vignola Jr. admits attacking woman he met on Craigslist: Angry looking little bastard isn’t he? Anyway this is one of those stories that I don’t know how the hell I missed it when it happened. Back in 2008 Philadelphia police arrested Joseph C. Vignola Jr. for slashing the throat of an 18-year-old woman that …

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Stepfather accused of fatally cutting 5-year-old girl’s throat: 29-year-old Peter James Wilson of is accused of slashing the throat of his 5-year-old step-daughter while on vacation in Hoodsport, Washington. Allegedly Wilson argued with his wife over how the children should be disciplined and then told his wife “not to worry that he would take care …

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