Shelley Murphy

Murphy is a reporter for the Metro section. She covers organized crime, homeland security, legal affairs, criminal and civil court cases, and breaking news. She graduated from Northeastern University. She is co-author of the New York Times best-seller “Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice.

Latest stories

Notorious Boston mobster-turned-pastor has clues about Gardner heist

By Stephen Kurkjian and , Globe Correspondent | Globe Staff

A former mobster said one of his associates told him the paintings stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum were buried beneath a home in Florida.

Court queries legal teams in appeal of probation case

By , Globe Staff

Former probation commissioner John “Jack” O’Brien and two deputies are seeking to overturn their convictions.

Supreme Court’s corruption decision could affect Mass. cases

By , Globe Staff

The investigation into state Senator Brian Joyce is one of several cases that may face new limits.

Mobster faces charges in connection with club manager’s murder

By , Globe Staff

A New England mobster has been charged in connection with the 1993 murder of Steven DiSarro, whose remains were found in Providence in March.