Maria Cramer

Cramer is a reporter for the Metro section. She covers crime in and around the city of Boston.

Latest stories

Teens allegedly hit as warning, punishment at DYS site

By Astead W. Herndon, and , Globe Correspondent and Globe Staff

In assaults staff dubbed “orange chicken,” teens were hit on the bare buttocks with an orange sandal, according to prosecutors.

Man gets life in prison for killing MBTA passenger

By , Globe Staff

Jahvon Goodwin, 23, was convicted of second-degree murder in the 2012 stabbing death of Rashad Lesley-Barnes.

Alemany’s sanity in dispute during closing arguments

By , Globe Staff

Edwin Alemany is accused of kidnapping and brutally murdering Amy Lord, as well as attacking two other women, in 2013.

Alemany’s tortured past led to alleged attacks, psychiatrist testifies

By , Globe Staff

Alemany, accused of killing Amy Lord, was raped as a child and plagued by mental illness from a young age, according to a forensic psychiatrist.