A brand new billboard not removed from Gillette Stadium in Foxboro goals to seize the eye of the few in Greater Boston who haven’t been following the case of Karen Read, the Mansfield girl accused of killing her boyfriend along with her automotive on a snowy evening in January of final 12 months.
Read’s case has been fairly the talker first in Greater Boston, when she was lugged into court docket simply days after the physique of her boyfriend, Boston Police Officer John O’Keefe, was found by responding police on the entrance yard of 34 Fairview Road in Canton. Read and two different girls have been trying to breathe life and heat into the chilly, mangled O’Keefe a bit after 6 a.m. on Jan. 29, 2022.
The case, which has turn out to be well-liked sufficient that the doorways to the Norfolk Superior Court room the place its hearings have taken place have been left open on the final listening to to accommodate onlookers who couldn’t seize a bench in time, is again on Friday morning for what is certain to be one other motions combat based mostly on latest filings within the case.
Those embody protection requests for public snowplow GPS knowledge and knowledge on a Google Nest safety digital camera on the residence in addition to the prosecution’s ask for full footage from a latest Read interview.
The dueling protection and prosecution theories of how O’Keefe died, argued over in a very busy court docket docket and in heated hearings on the court docket in Dedham have expanded public curiosity far past our area and into the nationwide highlight.
Prosecutor Adam Lally — with an incredibly uncommon help from Norfolk DA Michael Morrissey himself within the type of a publicly distributed video assertion decrying trolling or hypothesis from more and more vocal outdoors observers — has posited that Read, drunk and indignant at O’Keefe, struck him along with her automotive, busting the taillight, and left him to die within the frigid air that January evening which might see blizzard-like snowfall.
Defense attorneys David Yannetti and Alan Jackson have posited that Read, a finance lecturer at Bentley University with no prison report now left with no job and with authorized payments mounting at an unsustainable charge, is a scapegoat for some sort of cover-up — they’re mounting a third-party offender protection.
They say the proprietor of the house the place O’Keefe died, Brian Albert — himself a Boston Police sergeant — and his sister-in-law Jennifer McCabe are those really culpable in O’Keefe’s loss of life. Both Albert and McCabe have lawyered up; their respective attorneys Greg Henning and Kevin Reddington each served up motions to quash proof fingering their purchasers which they are saying are crimson herrings, current at every listening to, and in addition listed to be notified for every submitting.
While Judge Beverly J. Cannone denied prosecutor Lally’s movement to gag attorneys from talking and sharing unfiled data with outsiders on July 31, Lally seems to be utilizing the surface consideration to some sort of evidential benefit, based mostly on a movement from the primary of this month to get the uncooked, entire footage of an nationally broadcast interview with Read
“I did not kill John O’Keefe. I have never harmed a hair on John O’Keefe’s head,” Read stated within the interview on ABC News’ Nightline program broadcast on Aug. 22, which additionally highlights the protection concept of a cover-up, which this system known as “bare-knuckled and bold.”
The broadcast portion of the interview lasts 9 minutes and 37 seconds, however prosecutors suppose there’s in all probability rather more left on the cutting-room ground, and perhaps a few of that different materials might rattling the defendant. So they need all of it, uncooked and unedited.
“Video of the defendant’s statements is material and relevant to the defendant’s involvement in and culpability for the murder of John O’Keefe,” Lally wrote. “The defendant voluntarily gave this interview knowing that under Massachusetts Rules of Evidence, any statements made would be admissible in the Commonwealth’s case against her.”