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Mass. teen sentenced to 40 years for rape, murder of teacher

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Friday, February 26, 2016, 2:13 PM

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A “narcissistic” Massachusetts teen who raped and killed his math teacher should be sent to prison for at least 50 years, a prosecutor charged Friday.

Kate MacDougall called for two consecutive life sentences for 17-year-old Philip Chism with eligibility of parole in 25 years.

Chism murdered Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer in 2013 when he was just 14.

MacDougall called the convicted killer “manipulative,” ”narcissistic” and a poor candidate for rehabilitation, telling the judge that he’s also accused of attacking a woman at a youth detention facility.

Peggie Ritzer, mother of slain teacher Colleen Ritzer, in court last year. Ken Yuszkus/AP

Peggie Ritzer, mother of slain teacher Colleen Ritzer, in court last year.

Enlarge Massachusetts teacher Colleen Ritzer was raped and murdered in 2013. Uncredited/AP

Massachusetts teacher Colleen Ritzer was raped and murdered in 2013.

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Susan Oker, the teen’s lawyer, asked for a sentence that would make Chism eligible for parole no later than age 40.

Earlier Friday, Ritzer’s mother said the murder of her 24-year-old daughter has left her “so very broken.”

Peggie Ritzer was the last of nine people to read victim-impact statements at the sentencing hearing.

With News Wire Services

dboroff@nydailynews.com

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