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Massachusetts Crime

Woman Gets Life Term For Killing Friend, Cutting Baby From Womb

AP | Posted 02.21.2014 | Crime

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A woman convicted of killing her pregnant friend and cutting the baby from her womb was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison ...

Former Lab Chemist Pleads Guilty To Drug Theft

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A former chemist pleaded guilty on Monday to stealing drugs from a state crime lab in a case prosecutors said led to the d...

'Horrible And Unspeakable Acts': Teen Indicted In Murder, Rape Of Teacher

AP | LYNNE TUOHY | Posted 11.22.2013 | Crime

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A 14-year-old Massachusetts boy used an object to sexually assault his popular high school algebra teacher before killing and ro...

Married Couple, Twin Boys Found Dead In Massachusetts Home

David Lohr | Posted 11.19.2013 | Crime

Massachusetts police say they are not looking for suspects in the suspicious deaths of a family of four whose bodies were discovered inside their Arli...

Massachusetts Town Mourns After Boy Charged In Teacher's Death

AP | JAY LINDSAY | Posted 12.24.2013 | Crime

DANVERS, Mass. — DANVERS, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts town official says the killing of a popular high school math teacher, allegedly by one ...

'I'm The Level 3 Sex Offender All Of You Have Been Talking About'

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 09.25.2013 | Crime

A man convicted of raping a child in 1999 gave a public speech Thursday night to address his community's concerns about him. Carl Peterson, 48, spo...

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Bad News For Man Who Shot Wife 18 Times

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 09.10.2013 | Crime

A Massachusetts man convicted of first-degree murder for shooting his wife more than a dozen times with two handguns will not get a new trial, the sta...

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Police Officer Accused Of Pocketing Drugs From Evidence Locker

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.16.2013 | Crime

A high-ranking, veteran Massachusetts police officer was arrested Thursday and charged with stealing drugs from his department's evidence locker. L...

Man Allegedly Forces Woman To Perform Sex Act On Dog

Posted 07.09.2013 | Crime

A Massachusetts man is accused of holding his girlfriend captive for days and forcing her to perform a sex act on his dog while he filmed. Between...

Army Vet Shot To Death At Mass. Home

AP | Posted 07.04.2013 | Crime

STONEHAM, Mass. -- An Army veteran who served in Afghanistan and wanted to join the state police was killed early Wednesday in a double shooting at a ...

Woman Allegedly Assaults Sandwich Maker Over 'Too Many Pickles'

Posted 05.14.2013 | Weird News

If you pick a peck of pickled peppers, this chick might punch you in the face. Tina Drouin, 49, turned a little sour when a sandwich maker in Quinc...

Evidence From Unsolved Killing Of Lifeguard Undergoes New Testing

Posted 04.15.2013 | Crime

Investigators trying to crack the abduction and killing of a 16-year-old lifeguard in Massachusetts have sent pieces of potential evidence to an out-o...

Sex Offender Allegedly Rapes 10-Year-Old At Church

Posted 04.05.2013 | Crime

A registered sex-offender was arrested Tuesday for allegedly raping a 10-year-old child inside a church. Police say that 65-year-old Henry Cliffor...

Thief Stuffs PBR Cans Down Pants, Claims They're His Penis: Cops

Posted 03.06.2013 | Weird News

And he would've gotten away with it, too, if -- no, no he wouldn't have. Jonathan Scull, 26, allegedly tried to steal two cans of beer from a liquo...

Chemist Claims Innocence In Drug Theft, Tampering Case

AP | Posted 01.23.2013 | Crime

BELCHERTOWN, Mass. -- A state crime lab chemist accused of tampering with evidence and stealing drugs pleaded not guilty at her arraignment Tuesday. ...

They Stole From The GIRL SCOUTS For Drugs!?

AP | Posted 01.23.2013 | Crime

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- Two men are being held on charges they stole nearly $400 from a group of Girl Scouts selling cookies at a store in Massachusetts...

Cash Register: Restaurant: 1 Thieves: 0

AP | Posted 01.22.2013 | Crime

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Police say three masked men who tried to rob a Chinese restaurant in Massachusetts ran away empty handed because they couldn't f...

Ex-Prep School Doc Denies Child Porn Charges

AP | JAY LINDSAY | Posted 02.17.2013 | Crime

BOSTON — A doctor pleaded not guilty Tuesday to possessing and receiving child pornography, including some that authorities said he had shipped ...

'Whitey' Bulger's Lawyers Say Judge Is Biased Because Of Friendship With FBI Director

AP | Posted 12.13.2012 | Crime

BOSTON -- Lawyers for former mobster James "Whitey" Bulger have asked a federal appeals court to order the judge scheduled to preside over his murder ...

WATCH: Doctor Flies In Horrific Car Crash

AP | Posted 11.14.2012 | Crime

WELLESLEY, Mass. -- A one-time doctor of the year at a hospital near Boston has pleaded not guilty to driving drunk and under the influence of prescri...

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Teen Mom Accused Of Poisoning Baby

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 11.13.2012 | Crime

A teenage mother in Massachusetts has been arrested for allegedly poisoning the infant son of another juvenile mother, police said. The infant boy,...

Father Who Killed Wife And Kids Over Bounced Check Begins 'Accepting Responsibility'

AP | RODRIQUE NGOWI | Posted 10.04.2012 | Crime

WOBURN, Mass. -- A Massachusetts man who stabbed and beat his wife and mother-in-law to death in their home and then turned on his two young children ...

Mass. Gov. Criticizes State Crime Lab Under Fire For Not Following Proper Protocols

AP | BOB SALSBERG | Posted 09.13.2012 | Crime

BOSTON -- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is predicting "consequences" for what he calls a "breakdown in oversight" at a now-closed state crime lab. ...

SMILE: Heroin, Acid Trip Leads To Face Bite, Feces, Arrests

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.10.2012 | Crime

Amanda Norcia and her boyfriend Brendan Gibson had possibly the worst acid trip ever, and they've got the scars and handcuffs to prove it. Accordin...

Children's Book Illustrator Attacked With Shovel

www.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 08.07.2012 | Crime

CUMMINGTON, Mass. -- An award-winning children's book illustrator is recovering after an attack in her Massachusetts home by a shovel-wielding teenage...