Best-selling author, Emmy-nominated investigative reporter, and award-winning columnist.
A veteran crime journalist, she is the best-selling author of five true crime titles: A Professor’s Rage, A Date With Death, Heartless — The True Story of Neil Entwistle and the Brutal Murder of His Wife and Baby, When Evil Rules, and A Mob Story.
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By Michele McPhee
Aaron Hernandez Charged With Murder. Why Did the Former Patriots Tight End Allegedly Kill His Friend? Details on the Investigation Continues.
Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson had this sad news for former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez when he arrived at the jail there in June, where the once promising NFL star is being held without bail, charged with first degree murder in connection with the execution of his friend:
"The only weight room here,'' the sheriff told the muscled gridiron star, "is spelled W-A-I-T."
James "Whitey" Bulger didn't keep the drugs out of Southie, as the myth once held. He made millions as a drug dealer. He is an admitted racketeer. A leg-breaker. He extorted people and bribed corrupt FBI agents. He made millions. But he ain't no rat.
Read why his trial has seemingly become about saving Bulger's street credibility rather than see him acquitted on 19 murder charges.
What was the FBI's relationship to Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev? Why did the accused Marathon Bombers go to Watertown, and who are the terrorists who have been caught there before? Why did the Tsarnaev brothers allegedly execute MIT Police Officer Sean Collier?
Those answers and more on the Boston Marathon bombings page.