Crime Trackers

Alleged Girlfriend Of Boston Police Officer Charged With Killing Him

By Jerrell Bishop –

The girlfriend of Boston Police officer John O’Keefe was arrested by Massachusetts State Police homicide detectives on Tuesday. 

She has been identified as Karen Read, 41, of Mansfield, Massachusetts and is charged with manslaughter, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle collision causing death and motor vehicle homicide. 

Read is expected to be arraigned on Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. in Stoughton District Court.

O’Keefe, a 16-year veteran of the Boston Police Department was found in the snow near a Fairview Road home belonging to people he knew. After he was discovered, O’Keefe was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Video from a Ring doorbell camera nearby shows Read drive to the area with O’Keefe early Saturday morning.

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