Crime & Justice

Amid Unrest, Boston Leaders Visit Ferguson

August 25, 2014
People march down the street after a standoff with police Monday in Ferguson. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

Religious and community leaders from Boston are among the thousands of people in Ferguson, Missouri, for Michael Brown’s funeral.

Swansea Man Arrested In Shooting Death Of Woman

August 24, 2014

A Swansea man has been arrested in the shooting death of a 23-year-old woman and will be charged with murder.

4 Women Accuse Everett Mayor Of Sexual Harassment

August 24, 2014

Four women have accused Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria of sexual harassment over the past decade. DeMaria rejected the allegations and suggested that opponents of a proposed casino could be spreading falsehoods about him.

Prosecutor: Lowell Cop In Crash Discussed Leaving Scene

August 23, 2014

Eric Wayne faces charges including motor vehicle homicide and drunken driving following an overnight accident that killed a Lawrence man.

Woman Dead In Dorchester Parade Shooting

August 23, 2014

The victim of the Saturday morning shooting has been identified as Dawnn Jaffier, a 26-year-old city resident.

Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Lawyers Seek Dismissal

August 23, 2014

Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a judge on Friday to dismiss indictments against the suspect and put on hold further proceedings over concerns about the process of selecting jurors in federal court.

Hernandez Fiancee Seeks Perjury-Charge Dismissal

August 22, 2014

Defense attorneys for Shayanna Jenkins say she did not willfully lie as she was bombarded with 1,630 questions over two days before a grand jury.

Middlesex DA Under Fire For Remy Report Release

August 22, 2014

District Attorney Marian Ryan defended her decision to withhold pages of a report that detailed results of an independent review of how the office handled the case against Jared Remy.

Tsarnaev Friend Awaits Sentencing For Obstruction Of FBI Investigation

August 22, 2014

A second friend and former college classmate of suspected Marathon Day bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev now awaits sentencing for obstructing the FBI’s investigation in its first few days.

AG’s Settlement With Lobbyist Draws Scrutiny

August 21, 2014

Secretary of State William Galvin says Attorney General Martha Coakley settlement with the lobbying firm run by John Brennan “raises more questions than it answers.”

Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Friend Pleads Guilty

August 21, 2014

Federal prosecutors are seeking a max of seven years in prison for Dias Kadyrbayev, 20, who pleaded guilty to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack.

Bank Of America Agrees To Nearly $17 Billion Settlement

August 21, 2014
Bank of America's corporate headquarters are shown in Charlotte, N.C. (AP)

It settles allegations that the bank — and companies it later bought — sold risky, mortgage-backed securities before the financial crisis.

Report: Family Of BU Student Killed In Allston Fire To Sue Landlord, Brokers

August 20, 2014

The Boston Globe reports that Binland Lee’s father is expected to file a wrongful death suit saying the building was overcrowded, had limited fire exits and a faulty fire alarm system.

Tsarnaev Friend To Plead Guilty In Obstruction Case

August 20, 2014
This undated photo added on April 18, 2013, to the VK page of Dias Kadyrbayev shows, from left, Azamat Tazhayakov and Kadyrbayev with Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Times Square in New York. (VK/AP)

The deal in the case of Dias Kadyrbayev comes two weeks before he was scheduled to go on trial on obstruction of justice charges.

James Foley’s Parents: He Died A Hero

August 20, 2014
Diane and John Foley talk to reporters Wednesday outside their home in Rochester, New Hampshire. (Jim Cole/AP)

Diane and John Foley addressed the media outside their Rochester, New Hampshire, home on Wednesday. It was an appearance where wrenching grief over their son’s death mingled with shaking laughter over his life.

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