Crime & Justice

BU Fraternity Suspended For Misogynist Media Promoting ‘Blackout’ Party

February 26, 2015

Boston University withdrew its recognition of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, following its use of misogynist videos and photos to promote a party.

Tsarnaev Lawyers Seek Indictment Dismissal

February 26, 2015

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have asked a judge to dismiss the indictment against their client, arguing that the way jury selection was conducted violates the Constitution.

Police Seek Assailants In Quincy Hatchet Attack

February 26, 2015

Police are looking for two people who used a hatchet to attack a man in his 60s in a Quincy Center parking garage.

Tsarnaev Trial Opening Statements On Wednesday

February 25, 2015

That means a sufficient number of qualified jurors in the high-profile death penalty case have been identified.

Supreme Court Ruling In Fish Case Could Affect Cases Against Tsarnaev Friends

February 25, 2015

The criminal cases against two friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could be affected by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in an unrelated case involving a Florida fisherman.

Boston-Area Mutual Fund Founder Indicted For Allegedly Bilking Investors

February 25, 2015

Daniel Thibeault, 40, of Framingham, has been indicted on fraud and obstruction of justice charges for allegedly defrauding investors in a $40 million mutual fund.

Cop: Shell Casings In Hernandez Car, At Scene From Same Gun

February 25, 2015
Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez listens during testimony at his murder trial at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Tuesday. (Brian Snyder/AP, Pool)

A Massachusetts State Police sergeant has testified that the shell casings found in Aaron Hernandez’s rental car and at the murder scene were fired from the same weapon. However, the defense says bullets fired from a Glock cannot be identified in that way.

Why The Boston Bar Association Wants The Death Penalty Removed From Tsarnaev Trial

February 25, 2015
In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, third from right, is depicted with his lawyers and U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr., right. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

President of the Boston Bar Association says society needs to understand that the death penalty has a number of systemic issues.

Elevator Company Blames Others For Woman’s Fenway Park Fall

February 25, 2015

The elevator contractor being sued by a New Jersey woman who was severely injured in fall down an elevator shaft at Fenway Park is placing blame on the company that installed the elevator and food service workers at the ballpark.

Boston Bar Asks Obama’s AG Nominee To Remove Death Penalty In Tsarnaev Case

February 25, 2015

The Boston Bar Association is asking federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to remove the death penalty from consideration in the accused Boston bomber’s trial.

Video Shows Aaron Hernandez’s Fiancee Removing Box From Home

February 24, 2015

Shayanna Jenkins is seen leaving the basement of the home with the trash bag that contains what looks like a large box.

Tsarnaev Supporters Can Demonstrate Outside Court, Judge Rules

February 24, 2015
A small group of protesters gathered outside the courthouse, holding signs supporting Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Tsarnaev’s lawyers had argued that the fairness of his trial could be harmed by a small group of demonstrators who purport to be Tsarnaev’s supporters.

Housecleaners Say They Saw Guns In Hernandez’s Home

February 23, 2015

A woman who cleaned the home of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez testified Monday at his murder trial that she saw two guns there before the killing.

Tsarnaev’s Lawyer Has Saved Notorious Clients From Death

February 22, 2015
On Jan. 6, members of the legal defense team for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, from left, Judy Clarke and Timothy Watkins arrive at the federal courthouse in Boston. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Clarke has defended those accused of horrific and infamous crimes, including Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, Atlanta Olympics bomber Eric Rudolph and Arizona shooter Jared Lee Loughner. She saved all of them from the death penalty and hopes to do the same for the Boston bombing suspect.

Fire Damages Canton Offices Of Norfolk District Attorney

February 22, 2015

A natural gas explosion fire officials say was triggered by falling ice has damaged the main offices of Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey.

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