Regan and a second public defender, Susan Oker, refused to answer questions about the case outside court.
In the time between the slaying and when he was reported missing, Chism went to the Hollywood Hits movie theater, which is near Route 128 and the Liberty Tree Mall, and saw the new Woody Allen film “Blue Jasmine,” a manager, Andrew Athens, said.
“The person who sold him the ticket remembered him,” said Athens, who was told that Chism wore a red sweatshirt.
There were not many patrons in the theater on a weekday afternoon, which also made it easier to recall Chism, said the manager.
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