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

Defense says South Boston man denied fair trial in 1980 murder case

By , Globe Staff

An attorney for Frederick Weichel says prosecutors failed to turn over a police report that would have left jurors with “an overwhelming case of reasonable doubt.”

Two convicted killers testify that dead man confessed to shooting

By , Globe Staff

The two testified as part of a Frederick Weichel’s bid for freedom, buttressing his claim that he did not commit the Braintree murder 36 years ago.

South Boston man seeks new murder trial, citing 36-year-old police report

By , Globe Staff

Frederick Weichel hopes a police report and letters from James “Whitey” Bulger will free him.

Former Mafia boss ‘Cadillac Frank’ held without bail

By , Globe Staff

Francis Salemme was arrested on a charge of murdering South Boston nightclub manager Steven DiSarro in 1993.