Mansfield woman indicted on murder charge in death of Boston police officer

Karen Read
Karen Read in court, Tuesday, February 2, 2022.

MANSFIELD, Mass. (WLNE) —  A Mansfield woman charged with murder in connection to the death her boyfriend, a Boston police officer, was indicted Thursday.

Massachusetts State Police arrested Karen A. Read, 41, in February after her boyfriend of two years, 46-year-old John O’Keefe was found dead outside a home in Canton. Officer O’Keefe was a 16-year veteran of the Boston Police Department.

Officers said they found blood in the snow and pieces of a broken taillight that matched Read’s car.

Read is charged with second-degree murder, motor vehicle manslaughter, and leaving the scene of a collision causing death.

In February, Read plead not guilty, and was released on $50,000 cash bail.

She is expected to be arraigned in the Norfolk Superior Court.

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