Maria Cramer

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

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Amy Lord’s mother weeps during testimony at Alemany murder trial

By , Globe Staff

Cindy Lord wept on the witness stand while jurors saw a video of Amy Lord’s body in the murder trial of Edwin Alemany.

Records request comes with a price for lawyer seeking answers

By , Globe Staff

A hearing is set on the state’s public records law, which some groups say does little to shed light on government bodies.

The boy who burned inside

By , Globe Staff

There was no one to protect Marco Flores, and, just 9 when it started, he couldn’t protect himself. But then one day he realized that others he loved were in danger, and that it was up to him to end it.

Jury selection begins in trial of Amy Lord’s accused killer

By , Globe Staff

The seemingly calculated nature of the crime could make it very difficult for a Suffolk jury to believe that Lord’s killer was insane at the time.