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

Frederick Weichel freed on bail after serving more than three decades for 1980 murder

By , Globe Staff

A South Boston man who served more than 30 years in prison for a 1980 murder was freed on $5,000 bail Thursday.

Jury convicts man for fatally poisoning ‘Whitey’ Bulger extortion victim

By , Globe Staff

A jury has convicted a 72-year-old William Camuti of first-degree murder for poisoning Stephen “Stippo” Rakes, who was one of James “Whitey” Bulger’s extortion victims.

Judge overturns South Boston man’s 1981 murder conviction

By , Globe Staff

A judge found that authorities failed to turn over a police report that suggested another possible suspect.

Mobster eyed in Gardner Museum heist pleads guilty to gun charges

By , Globe Staff

“You should feel sorry for what you’re doing to me and my wife,” Robert Gentile, 81, told a prosecutor.