Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction was reinstated Wednesday in a sweeping ruling from Massachusetts’ highest court that does away with the legal principle that made the former NFL star innocent in the eyes of the law after he killed himself in prison.
A Massachusetts woman who sent her suicidal boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself was jailed Monday on an involuntary manslaughter conviction nearly five years after he died in a truck filled with toxic gas.
Attorneys for Boston Marathon bomber Dzkhokhar Tsarnaev say his death sentence should be tossed because the judge’s refusal to move the case out of the city where the bombs exploded made it impossible for him to get a fair trial.
A former opioid sales executive admitted Wednesday to participating in a nationwide conspiracy to bribe doctors to prescribe a highly addictive fentanyl spray for people who didn’t need it and will cooperate with prosecutors targeting his co-workers in the closely watched case against Insys Therapeutics.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the shooting that killed 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue is an “attack on all people of faith.”
A woman who as a teenager encouraged her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself may have made bad choices but did not commit a crime, her lawyer told the Massachusetts’ highest court on Thursday.
An 85-year-old former New England Mafia boss who was convicted of killing a nightclub owner in 1993 to keep him from talking to authorities was sentenced to life in prison Thursday.
A lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s administration is seeking monetary damages on behalf of children who were separated from their parents at the border.
A California man upset about The Boston Globe’s coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump’s attacks on the news media was arrested Thursday for threatening to travel to the newspaper’s offices and kill journalists, whom he called the “enemy of the people,” federal prosecutors said Thursday.
Three recently suspended or retired Massachusetts State Police troopers were arrested Wednesday and charged with taking thousands of dollars of overtime pay for hours they didn’t work by submitting bogus traffic citations to conceal that they had actually been off the clock.