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

In Braintree evidence scandal, unheeded warnings

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Despite growing concerns about Susan Zopatti’s behavior, the chief left her in charge of the evidence room.

Braintree Police chief retires amid evidence room scandal

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Russell Jenkins will step down next month as Braintree’s police department reels from revelations that guns, drugs, and cash vanished from the evidence room.

Troopers allegedly sold several hundred State Police guns

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The attorney general’s office is focusing on how the firearms were tagged as surplus and traded to a Greenfield dealer.

Burlington plumber denied bail in 1993 slaying

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Paul Weadick was indicted with former New England Mafia boss Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme in the killing of a South Boston nightclub owner.