Documents detailing Mass. teacher's slaying sought

Documents detailing Mass. teacher's slaying sought

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SALEM, Mass. (AP) - More details may be released in the death of a popular Danvers teacher who police say was killed by one of her students.

The Associated Press, The Boston Globe and other media organizations have asked a judge to lift an order barring public viewing of search warrants and other documents in the case of 14-year-old Philip Chism. Some of those documents are expected to be made public Friday.

Chism has been held without bail since shortly after the Oct. 22 slaying of 24-year-old Colleen Ritzer, whose body was found behind Danvers High School.

Chism had moved to Massachusetts from Clarksville, Tennessee before the start of the school year.

He was indicted Thursday on charges of murder, aggravated sexual assault, and armed robbery. Authorities say he sexually assaulted Ritzer with an object before killing and robbing her.

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