Maria Cramer

Maria Cramer covers the criminal justice system, including federal and state courts. She has worked at the Boston Globe since 2004. Since that time, she has covered the suburbs, Boston Police, and breaking crime stories. She was one of the lead reporters in an award-winning, five-part series about the Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood of Boston. In 2013, she was part of the metro staff that covered the Boston Marathon bombings and would win the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news. In 2016, she spent a year on the Spotlight Team working on the series, “The Desperate and the Dead,” which was named a Pulitzer finalist.

Latest stories

Terror suspect was overweight, bored, and not serious about ISIS, defense says

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David Douad Wright is accused of participating in a 2015 plot for the Islamic State group to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller.

Trial of pharmacist charged in deadly meningitis outbreak begins

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Prosecutors on Tuesday blamed Glenn Chin, the former supervisory pharmacist at the New England Compounding Center, for the deaths of 25 people.

Late for court, a controversial sheriff has to answer to a judge

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Sheriff Thomas Hodgson nearly learned what it might be like to be in county jail after a judge threatened him with contempt of court.

Groton quadruple murder suspect allegedly killed mother, grandparents, caretaker

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The man who allegedly confessed to murdering four people in a Groton home was ordered to undergo a mental competency evaluation.