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

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.

Change at the top in bid for marijuana permits

By Kay Lazar, Shelley Murphy and Todd Wallack , Globe Staff

The executive director of a firm that won provisional licenses for two Mass. dispensaries resigned this weekend.

‘Whitey’ Bulger appeals, calling conviction unfair

By Shelley Murphy , Globe staff

Lawyers for James “Whitey” Bulger urged an appeals court to overturn his conviction for participating in 11 murders.