Radio reporter, writer, and former long-time television reporter at WCVB’s News Center Five, David Boeri is the 2012 winner of the National Edward R. Murrow award for investigative journalism, the New England Edward R. Murrow award for investigative journalism, the New England Associated Press award for hard news reporting, and a winner of the ACLU “Defender of Freedom” award for his work at WBUR.
He is the author of the e-book Bulger on Trial: Boston’s Most Notorious Gangster and The Pursuit of Justice published in November 2013.
Over his career, Boeri has won twenty-five national, regional and local awards for his reporting on organized crime, legal issues, the environment, politics and corruption. His three decades of investigative reporting on the FBI and its corrupt relationship with James Whitey Bulger have won national recognition. “David Boeri lived up to the expectation of the news media as a fervent watchdog over government” wrote the Society of Professional Journalists. He has been named “Boston’s Best Political Reporter’ and “Boston’s Best Reporter”.
His reporting has focused on legal and criminal issues, including the case of a murder confession coerced from a sixteen-year old Worcester girl, Nga Truong, who spent almost three years in jail awaiting trial before a judge threw the confession. After fighting a legal battle to obtain a police videotape of the alleged confession, Boeri aired the interrogation that led to the judge’s decision and the criminal charges to be dropped.
Earlier in his career as a writer, Boeri spent several years living with Eskimo hunters in Northwestern Alaska. People of the Ice Whale (E.P. Dutton; Harcourt, Brace) chronicled an endangered culture’s hunt for an endangered whale. His first book followed several years working as a commercial fisherman in Boston. He co-authored “Tell it Good-bye Kiddo”: The Decline of the New England Offshore Fishery.
From a pool of 64 people, the judge in the Tsarnaev trial called upon 18 people to serve as the jury in the case. The jury is comprised of 10 women and 8 men.
BOSTON After two months of questioning, a jury has been chosen for the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Ten women and eight men, all white, were selected from the initial pool of more than 1,300 prospective jurors. They will be seated when opening statements begin Wednesday, and they’re expected to serve through […]
For Judge O’Toole, seating the Tsarnaev jury will be an achievement, 18 “fair and impartial” jurors he was determined to find and who proved far more elusive than he first supposed.
Defense attorneys for Tsarnaev have insisted that because of overwhelmingly prejudicial pretrial publicity, he cannot get a fair trial in eastern Massachusetts.
The Boston Bar Association is asking federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to remove the death penalty from consideration in the accused Boston bomber’s trial.
As lawyers in the Boston bombing trial await a federal appeals court ruling on whether to the move the case out of Boston, the trial judge is getting closer to empanelling a jury.
As a federal judge continues to work to seat a jury for the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, his defense team argued Thursday before the federal appeals court that the judge can not find a fair and impartial jury in eastern Massachusetts.
Judges in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments from the Boston bombing suspect’s attorneys who say he cannot get a fair trial in Boston.
When court resumed Wednesday after two days lost to bad weather, the questioning of one woman reflected the difficult and often confusing process of jury selection for a death penalty case.
Defense attorneys in the marathon bombing trial are now asking an appeals court to stop jury selection and order the case’s federal judge to move the trial, claiming the questionnaires filled out by the pool of prospective jurors indicate that Tsarnaev cannot get a fair trial here.
The special hearings involve evidence that may have been deliberately tainted by a chemist at the now-closed state drug lab.
The former state chemist at the center of a growing scandal about tainted evidence that has put thousands of drug cases in Massachusetts in jeopardy is now a defendant herself.
Witnesses also told state police that Annie Dookhan asked for specific drug samples by evidence control number, a distinct breach of protocol.
The disclosure came on the same day a judge suspended the sentence of a Roxbury man whose case involved drugs handled by the chemist at the heart of the problems.
David Danielli was allowed to withdraw his guilty plea after it was discovered that state chemist Annie Dookhan had tested the evidence used to convict him.
John Auerbach accepted blame for the failure to monitor, detect and report the mishandling of drug samples by a single state chemist.
The drug evidence mishandling scandal at the state crime lab in Jamaica Plain has led to the resignation of Commissioner John Auerbach.
State agencies and district attorneys on Wednesday will to try and clarify what happened at the troubled state crime lab that was shut down last month.
The new revelation raises the possibility of an enormous number of legal challenges from people convicted or awaiting trial in drug cases.
Officials are investigating allegations of deliberate mishandling of evidence by a woman who had worked for the lab for 10 years.
Newly obtained government documents show that Bulger started snitching on fellow criminals as early as the 1950s.