Karen Read

MA v. Karen Read - Killer or Cover-Up Murder Trial Karen Read is accused of killing her boyfriend, Boston Police Officer John O'Keefe. Her attorney claims she's being framed by a corrupt investigation.


split screen of attorneys
Julie Grant with body cam of Karen Read's SUV on the monitor behind her.
As the Killer or Cover-Up Murder Trial gets underway Court TV examines the defense and prosecution's opening statements. Karen Read is accused of killing her boyfriend, Boston Police Officer John O'Keefe. (4/29/24)
John O'Keefe's brother, Paul, takes the stand on day 1 of the Killer or Cover-Up Murder Trial.
Julie Grant with a picture of John O'Keefe on the monitor.
david yannetti speaks to jury
interior of courtroom
karen read appears in court
The panel recap the Karen Read case as the beginning of the trail draws near.
Some key rulings in the Karen Read case that were deemed admissible include evidence of Karen Read's blood alcohol level, evidence of a failing relationship between Read and John O'Keefe and evidence of Read's out of court statements.
view of Karen Read and counsel in courtroom
After day 5 of jury selection in the Karen Read trial, 19 jurors were empaneled.
A truck with a sign that says Justice John O'Keefe Karen Read with a heart
karen read appears in court
Karen Read's attorney sits in the jury box with text overlay
The judge denies the defense's mention of third party evidence in opening statements.
karen read and john o'keefe with text ovelay
The prosecution and defense witness lists are released. The judge prohibits mention of third part in defense opening in the Killer or Cover-Up Murder Trial.
Karen Read walks toward the courthouse on Day 1 of jury selection.