Crime & Justice

N.H. Teen Home After 9 Months Missing

July 21, 2014

Abigail Hernandez, a 15-year-old girl who disappeared while on her way home from school last October is safely home with her family, the state attorney general announced today.

Aaron Hernandez Protests Airing Of Court Chats

July 21, 2014

Lawyers for former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez are protesting the broadcasting of chats Hernandez had with his defense team during courtroom hearings.

Boston Bombing Suspect’s Friend Guilty Of Impeding Investigation

July 21, 2014
In this courtroom sketch, defendant Azamat Tazhayakov, left, a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is depicted listening to testimony by FBI Special Agent Phil Christiana, right. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

Prosecutors say Azamat Tazhayakov agreed with a friend’s plan to remove Tsarnaev’s backpack from his dorm room a few days after the bombing.

Boston Police Investigate Fatal South End Shooting

July 21, 2014

Boston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a male victim in the city’s South End neighborhood.

Forensic Experts Gather Material To ID MH17 Victims

July 19, 2014

Forensic teams fanned out across the Netherlands on Saturday to collect DNA samples that will help positively identify the remains of victims killed in the downing of the Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine.

Unlicensed Funeral Director Had Remains Of 50, Officials Say

July 18, 2014

Authorities found 12 bodies and the cremated remains of more than 40 others in two self-storage units Joseph O’Donnell, 55, of Boston, rented.

Human Remains Found In Investigation Of Funeral Director

July 17, 2014

Investigators found the remains of 12 bodies at a public storage facility in Weymouth on Thursday as part of an investigation of Joseph O’Donnell.

State Task Force Calls For School Shooting Drills

July 17, 2014

A state task force says every Massachusetts school should practice responding to school shootings and threats.

Beverly Man Pleads Not Guilty To Setting $2M Fire

July 17, 2014

A 19-year-old Beverly man has pleaded not guilty to setting a Sunday night fire that destroyed two houses under construction and damaged eight occupied homes.

Juvenile Parole Bill Heads To Gov. Patrick

July 17, 2014

The bill would make juveniles convicted of first-degree murder eligible for parole after serving prison sentences of 20 to 30 years.

In Closing Arguments, Prosecutors Say Tazhayakov Sought To Protect Tsarnaev

July 17, 2014

Azamat Tazhayakov is accused of interfering with the FBI’s investigation of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Jury Weighs Probation Agency Job-Rigging Case

July 16, 2014

A federal jury started deliberations Wednesday in the trial of former state probation commissioner John O’Brien and two deputies

Boston Bombing Suspect’s Friend Was Naive, Defense Says

July 16, 2014

A lawyer for Azamat Tazhayakov has told a jury that Tazhayakov never tried to protect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and was prosecuted simply because he was “a friend of the bomber.”

At Summit On Sexual Assault, Administrators Learn Strategies To Stop Serial Rapists

July 16, 2014

Experts told the college administrators gathered this week at Dartmouth College that it’s just a small group of people who are responsible for most attacks.

Compromise Bill Would Allow Parole For Juvenile Murderers

July 16, 2014

A compromise version of a bill that would allow parole for juveniles convicted of first-degree murder has been released by a House and Senate committee.

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