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

Delahunt sues over marijuana rejection

By Kay Lazar and Shelley Murphy , Globe Staff

The former congressman is asking a court to force state regulators to give him coveted licenses to run medical marijuana dispensaries.

Brookline residents urge state to strip medical marijuana company’s license

By Kay Lazar and Shelley Murphy , Globe Staff

More than 100 residents said director Kevin Fisher “violated the public trust” for wrongly claiming he had a college degree.

Rejected marijuana firm gaining support

By Shelley Murphy , Globe Staff

Local leaders are pleading the case of a medical marijuana company that the state rejected for allegedly misrepresenting support.

May 28, 2011

After release, James Foley recounts ‘dark secret’ in Libya

By Shelley Murphy , Globe Staff

Foley said it was only after he and his colleagues were freed that they felt it was safe to reveal that they saw soldiers gun down an unarmed photographer.