John R. Ellement

Richardson Ellement is a Metro reporter who has covered northern New England, Boston police, the courts, and major breaking news stories for the Globe for the past 25 years. In 2010, he received the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Excellence in Legal Journalism award. He is an adjunct professor at Boston University. Currently, he is an online reporter and editor.

Latest stories


Fatal stabbing of man in park investigated

By , Globe Staff

Authorities are investigating the death of a man who was found bleeding from stab wounds just before midnight.

Tsarnaev defense asks for verdict, sentence to be overturned

By , Globe Staff

The document was described by defense attorneys as a “placeholder’’ filed only to comply with deadlines set by Judge O’Toole.

Mansfield man accused of making Obama threat

By , Globe Staff

Prosecutors say Andrew O’Keefe posted on an FBI website and said that he planned to kill the president.

Tsarnaev friend wants conviction tossed, citing Supreme Court ruling

By and , Globe Staff

Federal prosecutors could still charge Azamat Tazhayakov under other federal laws if a judge tosses the conviction, attoneys said.