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

Gardner Museum: ‘We want our paintings back now’

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In an aggressive bid to recover priceless treasures, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum doubled its reward to $10 million and set a hard deadline.

W. Va. man charged with fraud in stolen paintings scam

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The ads began popping up on Craigslist six months ago. A shadowy seller was offering two of the most valuable masterpieces stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990.

Robert Mueller, special counsel in Russia probe, has Boston ties

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Mueller served in Boston under William Weld, the US attorney at the time, and led the office when Weld took another job in the Justice Department.

Frederick Weichel freed on bail after serving more than three decades for 1980 murder

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A South Boston man who served more than 30 years in prison for a 1980 murder was freed on $5,000 bail Thursday.