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

Woman denies lying about being Marathon bomb victim

By Jan Ransom , Globe Staff

Joanna Leigh is accused of lying about suffering a brain injury during the bombings, and collecting nearly $40,000 from the One Fund Boston.

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Melrose condo surprises with 4 bedrooms, storage

By , Globe Staff

If this upper-level condo in this towering early-20th-century home needed a theme song, it would be “Let the Sunshine In.’’

Convicted killer who escaped prison for 20 years denied parole

By , Globe Staff

Norman Porter escaped from a Massachusetts prison in 1985, and evaded capture until March 2005 in Chicago.

Aaron Hernandez insisted he was innocent, witness says

By , Globe Staff

A cousin of Hernandez testified about a jailhouse conversation she had with him on the Odin Lloyd murder.