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    Court Unseals Police Interview of Student Who Killed Teacher
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    Philip Chism appears in Salem Superior Court on Dec. 14, 2015, during closing arguments. The Massachusetts teenager was convicted of raping and murdering his high school math teacher in 2013.

    Video of a 14-year-old student being questioned by Massachusetts police investigators in the hours after he killed high school math teacher Colleen Ritzer is being unsealed.

    The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the video could be shown to news reporters or members of the public who go to the courthouse to see it, but can't be copied.

    Philip Chism was convicted last year of aggravated rape, robbery and murder. He was sentenced to life with eligibility for parole in 40 years.

    Ritzer was killed inside a Danvers High School bathroom in 2013.

    Family of Colleen Ritzer Files Lawsuit

    [NECN] Family of Colleen Ritzer Files Lawsuit Over Her Murder
    The family of Colleen Ritzer, a Danvers, Massachusetts, teacher who was raped and killed by a student in 2013, has filed a lawsuit against the town and various businesses.
    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016)

    Her family says it's disappointed by the court ruling. A family statement says release of the video is unnecessary and will cause the family to endure further agony.

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