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

State Police trooper admits getting free guns, is cooperating in criminal probe

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The criminal probe focuses on whether former troopers violated the law by receiving complimentary guns after negotiating a deal with a firearms dealer.

Drugged driver charged with homicide 10 months after fatal crash

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Lynn DeWolfe, 51, pleaded not guilty in the death of Christopher Weisz, a 42-year-old father of three from Bedford.

Three Mass. state troopers arrested in overtime fraud probe

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Federal authorities have arrested three State Police troopers, two recently retired and one currently suspended, amid an ongoing probe into alleged overtime fraud.

Hanley Ramirez not under federal investigation; friend dropped his name hoping to avoid arrest

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A friend of former Red Sox player Hanley Ramirez dropped his name to police, then immediately admitted the player had no connection to the drugs.