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Lawyers Seek Dismissal of Murder Charges Against Karen Read

Published in on March 12, 2024

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In a Boston courtroom, defense attorneys for Karen Read argued on Tuesday for the dismissal of charges against her in connection with the death of her boyfriend, a Boston police officer, suggesting investigative and witness conflicts of interest have muddled the case.

Read’s legal representation, spearheaded by Alan Jackson, dropped a bombshell by citing a federal investigation into alleged prosecutorial and law enforcement corruption. A critical piece of information was revealed: an accident reconstruction expert, appointed by federal investigators and not the defense, concluded that the damage to Read’s car was inconsistent with striking a person and that the injuries sustained by Officer John O’Keefe did not align with being hit by a vehicle.

During the proceedings, which lasted approximately an hour, the court did not reach a decision to dismiss the case. It was pointed out that Read’s attempt to dismiss revolved primarily around the intimate relationships and friendships shared between the investigating officers and certain witnesses, whom the defense claims should be considered suspects. Moreover, the defense requested the recusal of Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrisey, suggesting that an official video he released could prejudice the jury and breach professional conduct guidelines.

On the evening of January 29, 2022, O’Keefe was left dead after a snowstorm, outside the residence of fellow Boston police officer Brian Albert and his wife Nicole Albert.

Source: 24SSPORTS

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