DEDHAM, Mass. – A hearing is currently taking place in the case of Karen Read, a Massachusetts woman who is facing charges related to the death of her boyfriend outside a Canton home. Read stands accused of using her vehicle to strike John O’Keefe, a Boston police officer, following a night of drinking on January 29, 2022. Skeptical of the official narrative, Read’s defense attorney alleges a conspiracy within law enforcement to shield the true culprits responsible for O’Keefe’s demise.
During the hearing, Read’s defense attorney advocated for access to communications between individuals involved in the case. Their goal was to uncover any potential conflicts of interest arising from the familial relationship between a lead investigator and witnesses. On the other side, an attorney representing one of the witnesses argued that his client’s right to privacy should outweigh Read’s right to a fair trial, asserting that the families were distanced from one another.
Additionally, discussions arose about a proposed protective order from the commonwealth addressing the examination of witnesses’ DNA and evidence obtained from the victim’s vehicle taillight. The duration for which these samples should be retained was also contemplated. However, deliberations on a motion to unseal correspondence exchanged between the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office and federal authorities were postponed.
The following morning after the incident, O’Keefe was found unresponsive in the heavy snow outside a home on Fairview Road. He was subsequently transported to Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, where he was pronounced dead several hours later.
Read has pleaded not guilty and has been released on bail, awaiting her trial projected to commence in March.
In summary, Karen Read’s case is currently undergoing a hearing after she was charged in relation to the death of her boyfriend, John O’Keefe. Her defense team contends that law enforcement is involved in a conspiracy to shield the true perpetrators. Along with examining the relationship between a lead investigator’s family and the witnesses, the hearing also addressed proposed protective orders and the unsealing of correspondence. The incident, which occurred in the midst of heavy snow, led to O’Keefe’s death. Read maintains her innocence and is awaiting her trial scheduled for March.