Crime & Justice

Closing Arguments In Phillipos Trial Set For Tuesday

October 17, 2014
Robel Phillipos, left, a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, arrives at federal court with attorney Derege Demissie, right, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Boston. (Steven Senne/AP)

Robel Phillipos, a friend of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, opted not to take the stand on Friday and the defense rested.

Boston Man Convicted In Bicyclist’s Death

October 17, 2014

A Boston man whose pickup truck struck and killed a bicyclist returning home from a late night fishing trip has been convicted of motor vehicle homicide.

Former Mass. Gov. Michael Dukakis, A Family Friend To Defendant, Testifies At Phillipos Trial

October 17, 2014

Reporters and spectators reacted with surprise as Michael Dukakis, a former Massachusetts governor and Democratic presidential nominee, took to the witness stand in the trial of Robel Phillipos, a close friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Lawyer: 1 Dead Baby In Blackstone Home Born Alive

October 17, 2014

A lawyer for the Massachusetts woman facing charges after three dead babies were found in her squalid home says one infant was born alive and lived for several days.

Revere Sues Gaming Commission Over Casino License Rejection

October 16, 2014

The suit accuses the commission of giving Wynn Resorts, which was awarded the casino license for the Boston area, preferential treatment.

Former Mass. Gov. Michael Dukakis Testifies In Tsarnaev Friend’s Trial

October 16, 2014
Former Massachusetts Governor and Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis walks into Federal Court before testifying in the Robel Phillipos trial on Thursday. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Dukakis, a longtime family friend of Robel Phillipos and his mother, said she called him on April 20, 2013, and said she was worried because she hadn’t heard from her son for two days.

82-Year-Old Waltham Man Struck, Killed By Car

October 16, 2014

The driver of a vehicle that struck an 82-year-old Waltham man out for his daily walk is facing vehicular homicide charges.

Josh Wall Confirmed For Superior Court Judgeship

October 15, 2014

The former first assistant prosecutor in Suffolk County and the head of the Massachusetts Parole Board emerged from long hearings as a polarizing figure.

Harvard Law Professors Say School’s Sex Assault Policies Are Unfairly Weighted Against Accused

October 15, 2014
Harvard and its law school are among the six Massachusetts schools undergoing a federal sexual assault probe. Amherst College, Boston University, Emerson College and UMass Amherst made the list of 55 colleges and universities currently under scrutiny. (Chitose Suzuki/AP/File)

A group of Harvard law school professors say the school’s new policies for handling sexual assault are out of balance badly and are calling for changes.

Boston Man Charged With Kidnapping Woman Held On $500,000 Bail

October 15, 2014

A Boston man charged with kidnapping a woman at gunpoint and locking her in the trunk of his car before she escaped on a busy highway has been held on $500,000 bail.

Man Held On $1M Bail In Stabbings Of 2 Boston Common Rangers

October 15, 2014

Bodio Hutchinson, 34, was arraigned Wednesday on multiple charges.

Winchester Woman Found Dead; Police Seek Her Son

October 15, 2014

Barbara McAveeney, of Winchester, was found dead in her home and police are looking for her son.

Boston Man Who Took His Own Life Had Killed Son, DA Says

October 14, 2014

Boston authorities say they have concluded that a man who took his own life in September was the person responsible for the death of his 6-year-old son two days earlier.

2 Park Rangers Stabbed On Boston Common

October 14, 2014

A suspect, Bodio Hutchinson, 34, of Boston, is in custody. Boston Police Commissioner Williams Evans said Hutchinson had an outstanding warrant for assault and battery on a police officer and on drug charges.

Prosecutors Say Infants Found Dead In Blackstone Home May Have Been Alive

October 14, 2014
Erika Murray is escorted into a courtroom for her arraignment at Uxbridge District Court in Uxbridge on Sept. 12. (Paul Kapteyn/AP/Pool)

Two of the three babies whose remains were found in the home had been wearing diapers and one-piece infant outfits.

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