Deputy News Editor

Anica Butler

Anica Butler is a deputy editor in the Globe’s news department. In addition to helping orchestrate the department’s news coverage, she edits stories about immigration and consumerism. Previously, she has worked with the Globe Spotlight Team on the 2016 mental health series and edited the Globe’s criminal justice coverage.

Prior to coming to the Globe in 2011, Butler worked at the Baltimore Sun as the crime and courts editor, a multimedia editor, and before that, as a reporter. She has also worked at the the Los Angeles Times, the Hartford Courant, and the Tallahassee Democrat. Raised in Texas, she is a graduate of Florida A&M University.

Latest stories

Defense lawyers ask court to toss 11,000 more cases in Amherst drug lab scandal

By Shawn Musgrave , Globe Correspondent

The state Supreme Judicial Court has been petitioned to throw out another 11,000 drug cases potentially tainted by the Amherst drug lab scandal.

SJC hears arguments on state’s handling of Hinton lab scandal

By Shawn Musgrave , Globe Correspondent

The case argues that other misconduct by drug lab chemists may have been overlooked.

SJC to decide whether to dismiss all cases connected to former drug lab chemist

By Shawn Musgrave , Globe Correspondent

The court will also decide whether egregious misconduct in the prosecution of Farak and subsequent appeals warrants any “prophylactic measures” to guard against similar misdeeds in future cases.

6,000 drug cases to be dismissed after misconduct by chemist, prosecutors

By Shawn Musgrave , Globe Correspondent

The dismissals follow years of litigation over crimes committed by a former state chemist.