Shelley Murphy

Shelley Murphy is an investigative reporter, who works on a three-member strike force team focusing on stories that expose wrongdoing and hold public institutions accountable. She has also covered organized crime in Boston since the 1980s and is co-author of the New York Times best-seller “Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice.”

Murphy is a Boston native -- with the accent to prove it (wait, what accent?) -- and graduated from Northeastern University. She joined the Globe in 1993.

Latest stories

Imprisoned for nearly 50 years, man convicted of murder as a teen is free, seeks new trial

By , Globe Staff

Arnold King has been freed from prison, at least for now, based on new allegations of racism at his murder trial and concerns about the coronavirus. He was convicted of first-degree murder in 1972, and the seven petitions he has filed for commutation since then have all been denied.

Whitey Bulger’s girlfriend Catherine Greig officially completes prison sentence, is back in South Boston

By , Globe Staff

Twenty-five years after Catherine Greig joined fugitive gangster James “Whitey” Bulger on the run, she is back in her hometown of South Boston and has completed her prison term for helping him evade capture for years and refusing to testify before grand juries.

Eight years after police fatally shot a Black teenager, renewed calls for an investigation

By , Globe Staff

The family of a teenager shot dead by police in New Bedford in 2012, along with many community advocates, point to the teenager’s death as a tragic symbol of broader problems in policing: the aggressive use of racial profiling.

Boston judge denies bail for father and son who allegedly helped Carlos Ghosn, former Nissan CEO, escape Japan

By and , Globe Staff

In an 18-page ruling, Magistrate Judge Donald Cabell denied bail to Michael Taylor of Harvard, and his son, Peter Maxwell Taylor.