Shelley Murphy

Murphy is a reporter for the Metro section. She covers organized crime, homeland security, legal affairs, criminal and civil court cases, and breaking news. She graduated from Northeastern University. She is co-author of the New York Times best-seller “Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice.

Latest stories

Court reinstates ex-Bulger handler John Connolly’s conviction

By , Globe Staff

Former FBI agent John Connolly’s murder conviction for the 1982 shooting death of John Callahan had been overturned in 2014.

‘Whitey’ Bulger’s attorney appeals for new trial

By , Globe Staff

Hank Brennan argued that the gangster did not get a fair trial because he was barred from saying that he had immunity for his crimes.

‘Whitey’ Bulger’s lawyers in court to argue for new trial

By , Globe Staff

Bulger’s defense team will have 15 minutes to try to persuade a federal appeals court that the gangster did not get a fair trial in 2013.

Bulger’s advice to local teens: Don’t waste your life

By , Globe Staff

If you want to make crime pay, go to law school, wrote gangster James “Whitey” Bulger in a letter to high school students in Lakeville.