MA - Professor Karen Read, 43, charged with murdering police officer boyfriend John O'Keefe by hitting him with car, Canton, 14 Apr 2023 #8

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OK what a day. I'm going to ask again in the hopes that someone reading this has happened to have seen a working timeline for this case. I think timelines are going to be super important. If I don't hear back, I guess I can start one. Is that allowed?
 
OK what a day. I'm going to ask again in the hopes that someone reading this has happened to have seen a working timeline for this case. I think timelines are going to be super important. If I don't hear back, I guess I can start one. Is that allowed?

Hell yeah you can make one! Posters here will be super appreciative.
 
Court TV has a timeline but I would not take it as fact (they get stuff wrong all the time)

ETA: Maybe just a good place to start?

 
Isn't the FBI currently investigating Trouper Proctor's investigation?


And rightfully so, apparently !!
Wow. But not totally shocking.
With all the phone destroying etc earlier on I was thinking *advertiser censored* or things of sexual nature. Imo there’s prob that plus lots of gross texts and pics involving past cases, victims,suspects etc. just my opinion. I haven’t followed closely regarding the FBI involvement or beyond the basics of this case.

I’m still trying to find todays testimony on tv-somewhere not YouTube?
 
Is there a mandate that says most of these cops have to be bald? Is it part of their uniform? To me it seems like it's right out of the Intimidation Playbook.
Troopahs? yes
For the hats

 
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I have a question -- wasn't the earlier testimony that officers were advised to "drive past the house as many times as you need to in order to find the tail light pieces"? If they had found all these tail light pieces on 01/29, and they were so sure that it was KR within 16 hours, then why would officers need to be directed to drive by the house? If they found that much tail light, and they already thought it was her within 16 hours then wouldn't you direct your officers to go back there and shovel and look for taillight pieces? Those two things seem directly in conflict with one another. JMO He had “overwhelming evidence that Saturday” but had to revisit the scene of the crime multiple times to find big pieces of taillight and nobody had written in their reports that Karen said she hit him. Stop insulting my intelligence.

totally agreed. he had “overwhelming evidence that saturday” but had to revisit the scene multiple times to find big pieces of taillight... and nobody had written in their reports that karen said she hit him... like okkkk
 
i have difficulty watching "cringe" things because my secondhand embarrassment makes me SO uncomfortable, so it's almost hard to watch MP get cooked during his testimony rn. i'm cringing ALMOST as bad as BH reading his texts aloud... almost, but not quite. couldn't watch that one lol
I know! I have it too! Finally figured out it’s because I feel embarrassment for someone that doesn’t have the self-awareness to feel it for themselves.
 
I know! I have it too! Finally figured out it’s because I feel embarrassment for someone that doesn’t have the self-awareness to feel it for themselves.
Plus it’s so heinously eeeeeeeerghhh and if you had to read out this if you wrote it, you’re relating but with huge cringe and embarrassment and I bet he’s just furious and can’t hide that part of himself to people who aren’t like him
 
I have a question -- wasn't the earlier testimony that officers were advised to "drive past the house as many times as you need to in order to find the tail light pieces"? If they had found all these tail light pieces on 01/29, and they were so sure that it was KR within 16 hours, then why would officers need to be directed to drive by the house? If they found that much tail light, and they already thought it was her within 16 hours then wouldn't you direct your officers to go back there and shovel and look for taillight pieces? Those two things seem directly in conflict with one another. JMO
And since there's no evidence log, we are left with testimony that pieces were being collected for what seemed to me like a week of drive-bys.

Confusing indeed but I really think this was intentionally meant to be confusing! MOO
 
And since there's no evidence log, we are left with testimony that pieces were being collected for what seemed to me like a week of drive-bys.

Confusing indeed but I really think this was intentionally meant to be confusing! MOO

Yeah, I can’t say that I remember a murder case where they testify there was no evidence log from the date of the murder until 2 to 3 months later. Really makes me want to take Proctor at his word that it was an unbiased investigation that just followed the evidence IMO
 

4/28/24

Here's a look at what happened immediately before and after O'Keefe's death, as well as how the investigation into Read unfolded, pulled from court filings and NBC10 Boston's reporting.

Jan. 28, 2022: A gathering in Canton precedes John O'Keefe's death​

Evening: A group of people including Read; O'Keefe; fellow Boston Police Officer Brian Albert; his sister-in-law, Jennifer McCabe; and others is out drinking at C.F. McCarthy's bar in Canton on a Friday night. New England is experiencing a major winter storm with heavy snowfall and blizzard-like conditions.

11 p.m.: Around this time, the group heads across the street to Waterfall Bar & Grille, staying for about an hour, according to prosecutors.

Jan. 29, 2022: John O'Keefe dies​

12 a.m.: Members of the group leave the bar and go to Albert's home on Fairview Road. Read and O'Keefe leave in Read's black Lexus SUV.

12:15-12:45 a.m.: Multiple witnesses recall a dark SUV pulling up to the home around 12:15. McCabe says she sees the vehicle pull up around 12:30 a.m. and sit there for about 15 minutes, but that no one comes inside and the vehicle leaves around 12:45. According to the defense, she has been texting with O'Keefe, and the last four texts, sent between 12:31 and 12:45 a.m., go unanswered.

1.30 a.m.: When McCabe and other witnesses leave the Albert home, they say the SUV is gone, and none report seeing O'Keefe.

2:27 a.m.: The defense alleges that records show McCabe's phone searched "Hos long to die in cold." (The spelling is "Hos" in the search.) This would have been more than three hours before O'Keefe was found in the snow. Prosecutors have disputed this timeline, saying McCabe searched the phrase after he was found.

4:53 a.m.: Read and O'Keefe's 14-year-old niece each contact McCabe, saying O'Keefe did not return home and they were unable to reach him by phone, according to a police report.

5 a.m.: Kerry Roberts picks up McCabe and Read to look for O'Keefe.

6 a.m.: The group finds O'Keefe unresponsive in the snow outside Albert's house.

In the ensuing search of the scene, Canton officers recover a broken drinking glass, consistent with one O'Keefe had been seen holding, and drops of blood, according to the police report.


7:59 a.m.: O'Keefe is pronounced dead at Good Samaritan Hospital.

6 p.m.: Massachusetts State Police recover three pieces of plastic consistent with Read's taillight.

Investigation and prosecution of Karen Read​

Feb. 1, 2022: Read is arrested on charges of manslaughter, motor vehicle homicide and leaving the scene of a deadly crash. Her attorney calls the charges "a tremendous reach" in court the following day.

June 9, 2022: The Norfolk County District Attorney's Office announces that a grand jury has indicted Read on a second-degree murder charge. In court the next day, her attorney alludes to several notions that would become central to her defense, including claims that O'Keefe's injuries were not consistent with a vehicle crash and that the lead state police investigator, later identified as Michael Proctor, had a conflict of interest. Prosecutors request $500,000 bail, the judge sets it at $100,000 and Read posts it.

Sept. 22, 2022: Read's defense goes further, alleging in court that evidence shows O'Keefe was severely beaten and that Albert has ties to the Canton Police Department and Massachusetts State Police, which her attorneys say colluded in a large-scale cover-up. (Authorities have long denied a cover-up.)

April 12, 2023: Read's attorneys publicly release court documents they say contain "bombshell exculpatory information," including the allegation that McCabe searched "ho[w] long to die in cold" hours before O'Keefe was found, as well as photos of Proctor with members of the Albert family.

May 3, 2023: Prosecutors dispute the defense's arguments in court, calling elements of it a "fishing expedition" and questioning why no one inside the home testified that O'Keefe went inside.

May 24, 2023: Norfolk Superior Court Judge Beverly Cannone denies Read's request to subpoena McCabe. Read speaks publicly outside of court for the first time since being charged.


July 31, 2023: Cannone denies the prosecution's request for a gag order against Read and her attorneys but says some statements from the defense have "at times arguably crossed the line of permissibility" and calls for the defense to ensure that "their statements are limited in conformity with the rules."

Aug. 25, 2023: Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey takes the unusual step of issuing a video statement outside of court. He condemns "the harassment of witnesses" as "baseless" and disputes several of the defense's claims. "Conspiracy theories are not evidence," he says in the video.

Oct. 11, 2023: Aidan Kearney — the blogger better known as "Turtleboy," who had posted, at this point, over 100 articles about the story, sold "Free Karen Read" merchandise with the "Turtleboy" logo, and raised money for Read's legal defense fund — is arrested on charges of witness intimidation and conspiracy. Kearney has proclaimed his innocence on these charges and others later brought against him.

Nov. 20, 2023: Residents of the divided community vote 903-800 to audit the Canton Police Department over the case.

Dec. 20, 2023: Kearney is indicted on 16 new charges, including eight counts of witness intimidation, three counts of conspiracy to intimidate witnesses and five counts of picketing a witness.

Dec. 26, 2023: Kearney returns to court to face new charges of assault and battery and witness intimidation, stemming from allegations that he pushed a woman he was dating. His bail is revoked and he is sent to jail.

Jan. 31, 2024: A state police affidavit reveals Read allegedly fed confidential information to Kearney in 189 phone calls lasting over 40 hours, as well as by other means. Kearney's attorney says in a statement, "The only crime here is the robbery of privacy." On his website, Kearney writes, "Turtleboy does not reveal sources. However, there is nothing wrong or criminal about seeking out people close to Karen Read in order to write a story about her."

Feb. 9, 2024: Defense and prosecutors file a joint motion seeking to push back the start of the trial from March 12 as both sides await information expected from federal prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney's Office for Massachusetts who have been looking into how the case was investigated.

Feb. 15, 2024: Cannone declines the joint motion, keeping the trial schedule set.

Feb. 22, 2024: Prosecutors unveil long-awaited results of crime scene evidence tests, alleging that O'Keefe's DNA was recovered from the broken taillight of Read's vehicle. New court documents also outline the commonwealth's claims of a strained relationship between Read and O'Keefe in the weeks leading up to his death.

Feb. 23, 2024: Kearney is released from jail but faces new charges for allegedly harassing a witness and intercepting wire or oral communication. Prosecutors say he threatened the woman whose allegations prompted the assault and battery case against him, "saying that, if she didn't cooperate, he would destroy her in front of her kids by publishing old probate court records that he had acquired."

Feb. 26, 2024: Cannone delays the start of the trial from March 12 to April 16 after federal prosecutors release over 3,000 pages of new evidence. In court, Read's attorneys say the new evidence is exculpatory, while prosecutors say at least 90% of it is consistent with prior testimony.

March 12, 2024: In court, Read's attorneys argue their motions to dismiss the charges against her and disqualify Morrissey from prosecuting her.

March 13-14, 2024: Massachusetts State Police confirm Trooper Michael Proctor, the lead investigator in the case against Read, is the subject of "an internal investigation into a potential violation of department policy." Sources later confirm to NBC10 Boston the investigation is in connection to the Read case.

March 26-28 2024: Cannone rules against Read's motion to dismiss the indictments against her. Two days later, she denies the motion to disqualify the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office from the case.

April 4, 2024: Cannone agrees to establish a 200-foot buffer zone to keep protests away from the courthouse. Prosecutors sought a 500-foot buffer zone, while protesters argued the move would violate their First Amendment rights and appealed, though the appeals process eventually upholds the 200-foot buffer.

April 10, 2024: Over 100 pages of documents are unsealed following a request from The Boston Globe, shedding light on Read's attorneys' argument that prosecutors "deceived" the grand jury that indicted her.

April 16, 2024: Jury selection begins at the onset of Read's trial, which Cannone says is expected to last between six and eight weeks.

April 25, 2024: The final pre-trial hearing is held in the case, which officials confirm will be tried in a smaller room at Norfolk Superior Court starting the following Monday, April 29.
 
The very least they could do is have an officer in a police vehicle sit in front of the crime scene to guard it so that nobody could plant or remove evidence
They could have done a lot of things but they chose not to. Karen should have had a breath demand right there and then. Her vehicle should have been impounded immediately. The scene should have been guarded until crime techs were done with the collection of evidence. This police force needs a review of how they handle cases because their ineptitude will lose this case and a drunk driver will walk free. Speaking of drunk drivers they need to reel themselves in before one of their own kills somebody.
 
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