Maria Cramer

Maria Cramer covers the criminal justice system, including federal and state courts. She has worked at the Boston Globe since 2004. Since that time, she has covered the suburbs, Boston Police, and breaking crime stories. She was one of the lead reporters in an award-winning, five-part series about the Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood of Boston. In 2013, she was part of the metro staff that covered the Boston Marathon bombings and would win the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news. In 2016, she spent a year on the Spotlight Team working on the series, “The Desperate and the Dead,” which was named a Pulitzer finalist.

Latest stories

Jurors in Bella Bond murder trial deliberating nearly four days

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Twenty-two hours have passed since Judge Janet Sanders sent the jury to deliberate.

Deliberations resume in Bella Bond murder case

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Michael McCarthy has pleaded not guilty to charges he murdered the 2-year-old girl once known only as “Baby Doe.”

‘You’re screwing up my whole case!’ defense attorney tells judge in Bella Bond trial

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The judge in the Michael McCarthy trial abruptly changed the legal instructions jurors will receive as they consider whether McCarthy killed Bella Bond.

Defense calls Rachelle Bond a ‘monster’ who created ‘web of lies’

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Delivering his closing argument in Michael McCarthy’s murder trial, defense attorney Jonathan Shapiro quickly focused his attention on Rachelle Bond.