Crime & Justice

4 Lingering Questions After The Discovery Of Dead Blackstone Infants

September 15, 2014
Both "condemned" and "keep our" signs are attached behind police tape to the front door of a house where a Massachusetts prosecutor said the bodies of three infants were found Thursday in Blackstone, Mass., Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Erika Murray, 31, was arrested Thursday night on charges including fetal death concealment, witness intimidation and permitting substantial injury to a child. Not guilty pleas were entered Friday on her behalf. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

The grisly discovery of the remains of three infants in a squalid, vermin-infested home in Blackstone has sent shock waves through the town, but many questions remain.

Blackstone Residents Gather To Remember Babies

September 15, 2014

About 200 people gathered and three heart-shaped balloons were released during a vigil to remember the three babies whose remains were found in a Blackstone home last week.

Lawyer Hopeful Tests Show Dead Blackstone Infants Were Stillborn

September 15, 2014
Erika Murray is escorted into a courtroom for her arraignment at Uxbridge District Court in Uxbridge on Sept. 12. (Paul Kapteyn/AP/Pool)

The lawyer for a Massachusetts woman arrested after the bodies of three infants were found in her home says he’s optimistic that forensic testing will show the babies weren’t born alive.

Special Prosecutor Appointed In Fall River Mayor Probe

September 14, 2014

Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate whether Fall River Mayor William Flanagan used a gun to intimidate a city councilor.

Police: Arlington Public Works Employee Recorded Women In Cafe Bathroom

September 14, 2014
Police say they seized several electronic devices from Hennessey and the cafe's bathroom. (Courtesy Arlington Police Department)

A New Hampshire man has been charged with secretly recording women in a bathroom at a Massachusetts cafe, and authorities say they’re investigating whether he planted cameras at other restaurants.

Pa. Police: Deadly Ambush ‘Has Touched Us To The Core’

September 14, 2014

With the deadly ambush on a state police barracks in the Pocono Mountains, law enforcement in eastern Pennsylvania went on high alert and officers from throughout the region, including New York and New Jersey, joined in a massive search for the shooter or shooters.

Charges In Woburn Against Registered Sex Offender

September 13, 2014

Police in Woburn have arrested a registered sex offender from Worcester on charges stemming from allegations that he stole a car with a 20-year-old girl inside the vehicle.

No Basis Found For 2007 Report On Blackstone Family

September 13, 2014

The state’s child protection agency says it investigated a previous complaint of possible child neglect at the Blackstone home where authorities found three babies’ bodies this week, but didn’t open a case.

Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Concealing Bodies, Endangering Children

September 12, 2014

A 31-year-old woman from Blackstone is accused of concealing the bodies of three newborn infants and endangering the lives of four children police say were living in dangerous filth. Listen to a full report above from WBUR’s Bruce Gellerman in Blackstone. More: Woman Held Without Bail After 3 Dead Infants Found In Squalid Blackstone Home […]

Boston Marathon Bombing Case Lawyers Want 2,000 Jury Summonses

September 12, 2014

Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the Boston Marathon bombing trial say they will need to summon 2,000 people to pick a jury. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face the death penalty if convicted.

Woman Held Without Bail After 3 Dead Infants Found In Squalid Blackstone Home

September 12, 2014
A "condemned" sign is attached behind police tape to the front door of a house where authorities say the bodies of three infants were found Thursday in Blackstone. (Steven Senne/AP)

A woman who lived at a squalid Massachusetts home where the bodies of three infants were found has been ordered held without bail.

Judge: Pistorius Is Guilty Of Culpable Homicide

September 12, 2014
Oscar Pistorius, left, passes family members of the late Reeva Steenkamp on his arrival in court in Pretoria, South Africa, on Friday. (Alon Skuy/AP)

A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and declared him not guilty of murder.

Remains Of 3 Infants Found In House In Blackstone

September 11, 2014
A "condemned" sign is attached behind police tape to the front door of a house where authorities say the bodies of three infants were found Thursday in Blackstone. (Steven Senne/AP)

A Massachusetts prosecutor says the bodies of three infants have been found in a filthy house where four other children were taken away by authorities last month.

1 Man Arrested After 2 Men Shot At Danvers Hotel

September 11, 2014

Two people have been taken to a hospital and a Wisconsin man is in custody after a late night shooting at a Massachusetts hotel.

Feds Paid Witness Against Tsarnaev Friend

September 11, 2014

Federal prosecutors say in a court filing that a cooperating witness in a drug and gun case against a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been paid more than $66,000 for help in the friend’s case and others.

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