A Boston-area professor is accused of then killing her boyfriend, a police officer, in January 2022 allegedly hit him with his vehicle While intoxicated, described the case against him as a “cover-up”.
In June 2022, a Norfolk County grand jury indicted Bentley University professor Karen Reed, 42, of Mansfield, for second-degree murder, motor vehicle homicide and leaving the scene of a collision, which allegedly hit 46-year-old Boston police The office caused John O. ‘Keef’s death.
“I tried to save her life. I tried to save her life at 6 in the morning. I was covered in her blood. I was the only one trying to save her life,” Reed told reporters outside Norfolk Superior Court on Thursday Said to. To be heard, to earn appreciation from friends and family, according to FOX 25.
The decision to speak freely to the media with the support of his lawyers was unusual, given that Reid has yet to face trial.
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“We know who led this cover-up. You all know,” she said.
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O’Keefe died in the snow on the morning of January 29, 2022, outside the former home of Boston Police Officer Brian Albert in Canton. Albert has since sold the house.
Investigators say Reid drove O’Keefe to Albert’s home on Fairview Road in Canton for a party shortly after midnight on January 29, 2022, after drinking alcohol. FOX 25 cited police as reporting that phone records and witness testimony suggested the pair was experiencing “tension within their relationship.”
According to FOX 25, in a voicemail left after Reid dropped O’Keefe off at the party, she apparently “shouted to the victim that she hated him”.
That morning, around 6 a.m., authorities found O’Keefe on the ground outside the Canton home, just before 21 inches of snow fell on the city. Officers transported the off-duty officer to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead several hours later.
Albert and his sister-in-law, Jennifer McCabe, were at home at the time, but both witnesses told investigators that they did not see O’Keefe enter the house that evening before McCabe’s body was found outside the next morning.
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When O’Keefe did not respond later, Reed was clearly concerned and returned to the Canton home on the morning of January 29, where she and McCabe found him on the ground.
According to hospital records obtained by FOX 25, the officer had cuts on his arms and a 2-inch gash on the back of his head, a skull fracture and both of his eyes were swollen shut.
Read again and again from McCabe, “Could I have killed him?” and “Did I hit him?” That morning after seeing one of his taillights shatter, evidence the state is using against Reed.
But Reid’s attorneys have argued that the phone evidence implicates Albert and McCabe in O’Keefe’s murder, according to an April 12 motion filed in Norfolk County.
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The motion states that McCabe was allegedly discovered “dead in the cold” at 2:27 a.m. on January 29, three hours after O’Keefe was last seen walking toward Albert’s home.
McCabe also allegedly “took systematic steps to purge her phone of this inappropriate search as well as attempted to delete her communications with Brian Albert and a screenshot of her contact information from her phone, which she apparently shared with someone. morning,” says the offer.
McCabe’s attorney, Kevin Reddington, said Thursday that McCabe “is cooperating with the government in every way” and “provided his testimony as any good citizen would,” Fox 25 reports.
According to FOX 25, Reed’s attorneys have questioned whether O’Keefe may have been beaten at the party or bitten by a dog, who apparently hasn’t been seen since that day, but a medical examiner No signs were seen that O’Keefe was in a fight of any kind.
Reid said Thursday, “My family and my lawyers and my team have used every resource we have to get to the truth. It looks like nobody else wants it.”
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Boston Police Department O’Keefe was described in a February 2022 statement after his death as “a kind man” who was “devoted to his family”.