Murder trial against Karen Read continues after testimony from owners of home where victim was found dead – Boston News, Weather, Sports

DEDHAM, MASS. (WHDH) – Members of the family who owned the Canton home where Boston Police Officer John O’Keefe was found dead in a snowbank took the witness stand Monday as the murder trial of Karen Read entered a new week.

Testimonies will continue on Tuesday.

Brian Albert, a retired Boston police officer, testified for the first time on Friday. He returned to Norfolk Superior Court in Dedham on Monday for cross-examination by Read’s defense. After hours of questioning, Albert resigned and the jury heard testimony from two of his children.

Prosecutors have said Read, 44, of Mansfield, hit O’Keefe with her car and left him to die after an argument and a night of drinking in January 2022.

Read and O’Keefe were dating when O’Keefe died.

Read has pleaded not guilty and her defense has said she is being framed.

In theory, Read’s defense team says O’Keefe got into an argument at Brian and his wife’s home. Contrary to the prosecution’s claims, the defense has said O’Keefe was killed in the struggle.

Testimony began April 29 at Read’s trial, after years of preliminary investigation. By the time Albert testified Friday, jurors had already heard from 25 other witnesses, including first responders and friends of O’Keefe.

The proceedings will be streamed live on whdh.com, the 7News app and the 7News Facebook page.

Follow the proceedings with 7News veteran reporter Jonathan Hall’s daily recaps: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9, Day 10.

This is a developing story; stay with 7NEWS on-air and online for the latest updates.

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