Milton J. Valencia

Valencia covers the federal courts and law enforcement for the Metro desk. He has been with the Globe since 2007, as a regional reporter and as a general assignment reporter on the morning and night shifts. His stories focus on quality-of-life issues, while also analyzing crime trends and law enforcement policies.

Latest stories

Collier family seeks 7 years for Tsarnaev friend

By , Globe Staff

Dias Kadyrbayev, a college friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, could have prevented Sean Collier’s death, his family says.

Jurors begin deliberations in Marathon bombing trial

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Panel members are sorting through a 24-page verdict slip meant to help them decide whether the bomber should receive the death penalty.

Author of 2003 gay marriage decision reflects on Supreme Court ruling

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Former SJC chief justice Margaret Marshall called the decision an “exhilarating affirmation of our constitutional democracy.”

Judge excoriates Tsarnaev before imposing death sentence

By , Globe Staff

“No one will remember that your teachers were fond of you,” US District Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. said.