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

An imam of fiery words and a fatherly presence

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Abdullah Faaruuq is an unapologetic throwback: a man who distrusts the establishment, and bluntly says so.

News Analysis

St. Paul’s trial posed complex issues for jurors, judge

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It was Owen Labrie’s conviction for using a computer to entice the victim that exposes him to the harshest penalties.

Gardner Museum guard doesn’t recall visit

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A former security guard said he doesn’t remember letting a man into the museum the night before it was robbed.

Court reinstates ex-Bulger handler John Connolly’s conviction

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