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

Patients sue Massachusetts for access to marijuana

By Shelley Murphy and Kay Lazar , Globe staff

The patients want a court order that would allow them to resume buying marijuana until dispensaries are open.

Mass. drops flawed marijuana applicants

By Kay Lazar and Shelley Murphy , Globe Staff

Nearly half the 20 applicants given initial approval for dispensaries have been eliminated after a second review.

Mass. cracking down on medical marijuana caregivers

By Shelley Murphy and Kay Lazar , Globe Staff

A Reading-based company has been selling marijuana to hundreds of patients around the state.

Attorney wants John Connolly released

By Shelley Murphy , Globe Staff

A lawyer for the ex-FBI agent argued there are no grounds to reinstate his murder conviction.