Karen reads accused of murder for the death of John O’Keefe
A Massachusetts woman was arrested and charged this week in the death of her boyfriend, a member of the Boston Police Department, who was left in the snow on a historic snowy weekend.
Karen A. Read41 years old, charged with manslaughter, leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash, and motor vehicle homicide over the weekend over the death of 46 John O’Keefe.
BPRA is deeply saddened by the loss of Officer John O’Keefe. This is a tragic loss and we pray for the strength of John’s family to get through this most difficult time. He will be missed by his fellow Officers, Family and friends. May God rest his soul pic.twitter.com/rjzfI34eYX
– Boston Police Relief (@BostonPoliceRA) February 2, 2022
According to a press release from the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office, the victim was found unresponsive outside a residence in Canton, Mass., early on Saturday, January 29, 2022.
After his body was found, the officer was taken to Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, Mass. He was declared dead a few hours later. Read was arrested and processed at the Massachusetts State Police’s Blue Hills Barracks Tuesday night.
“After days of active investigation, detectives from the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office later today received a warrant for Ms. Read’s arrest,” DA said. Michael W. Morrissey said on Tuesday. “We expect that she will be scheduled at approximately 9 a.m. tomorrow (February 2, 2022) at Stoughton County Court. Additional narrative information may be on file during tomorrow’s arrangement. Tonight our thoughts are very much with those that John has left behind. ”
Read’s arrangement occurred late Wednesday morning.
According to Boston ABC branch WCVB, prosecutors say the defendant and her alleged victim had been to at least two bars the previous Friday night. They are then said to have arrived at a house belonging to another policeman. According to Read, she was unwell and went home – leaving O’Keefe at another officer’s residence.
Read is said to have told investigators she then attempted to contact O’Keefe but was unsuccessful. The next morning, the accused told the police, she noticed that her car’s taillights were broken.
“I could have hit him?” According to prosecutors, the defendant spoke when returning to the place where she had left her boyfriend. “Did I hit him?”
The post-drinking trip is said to have happened shortly after midnight. O’Keefe’s body is said to have been left in the cold for several hours – just as a major winter storm hit – before being found. According to the WCVB, the officer is believed to have suffered a head injury on admission, citing “multiple sources”.
Prosecutors went on to assert that Read told investigators she left the other officer’s home around 12:45 a.m. Saturday and made a three-point turn when maneuvering her vehicle away from the alleged scene – but did not saw O’ Keefe re-enter the mansion as she left. Attempts to contact him are said to have occurred around 4:30 a.m. on the same day, according to a hearing round by the local CBS affiliate WBZ-TV.
Read then allegedly suggested that her boyfriend might have been hit in the snow after contacting a friend who helped her get back to the house on Fairview Road where the officer had died. O’Keefe was discovered with cuts on his arm, blood from his nose and mouth and puffy eyes.
The pair called 911 dispatchers at 6:04 a.m. and performed CPR on O’Keefe until first responders arrived.
According to the Norfolk County Medical Examiner & Coroner, the officer died of multiple skull fractures and hypothermia. Investigator reported to have Ring Doorbell footage of the incident.
During the hearing, Read pleaded not guilty to each of the three charges against her. The DA’s office told Law & Crime.
[image via screengrab/WBZ-TV]
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