A Massachusetts professor pleaded not responsible to operating over her police officer boyfriend and leaving him for useless in a snowbank after an evening of consuming in Boston’s suburbs throughout final weekend’s nor’easter.
Karen Learn, 41, was arraigned on costs of manslaughter, leaving the scene of a severe accident and motorcar murder Wednesday in reference to the demise of Boston Officer John O’Keefe, according to The Boston Globe.
Bail was reportedly set at $50,000 for the fairness analyst and adjunct professor of finance at Bentley College, as feelings ran excessive in a packed Stoughton, Massachusetts, courtroom.
Learn was barhopping with O’Keefe, 46, on Friday evening, and dropped him off at a home get together in Canton, a police affidavit reportedly stated. She allegedly slammed into him along with her SUV whereas making a flip as she left, prosecutors stated.
Within the morning, Learn observed that her automobile was broken as she frantically tried to get in contact with O’Keefe to seek out out why he didn’t come house. She enlisted two mates to assist work out what occurred, in response to the report.
Learn’s good friend informed investigators “she believed Karen was nonetheless intoxicated within the morning” and stated the suspect “didn’t keep in mind final evening,” the article stated.
When the suspect and her mates discovered the 16-year police veteran, he was face up, unconscious and lined in snow close to blood stains and a damaged cocktail glass in blizzard situations that dumped some 30 inches of powder on the realm, the article stated.
Learn reportedly tried to resuscitate O’Keefe, however he died later within the day at a hospital. She admitted to mowing him down on the scene, telling first responders, “I hit him, I hit him, I hit him, I hit him,” the article stated.
O’Keefe’s longtime legislation enforcement companion was in court docket as his alleged killer was arraigned, the Globe reported. He declined to present his title to the paper, however informed them O’Keefe had been relationship Learn for years.
“He was the most effective individual on the planet,” he reportedly stated.
Boston’s prime cop attended the arraignment in uniform together with dozens of women and men who gave the impression to be off-duty cops, the newspaper stated.
“The Boston Police Division continues to grieve over the tragic lack of our brother, Police Officer John O’Keefe,” Superintendent-In-Chief Gregory Lengthy wrote in a statement Tuesday. “John was a form individual, devoted to his household, and shall be vastly missed by his coworkers and anybody who had the privilege of assembly him.”
Learn’s lawyer stated his shopper was in shock and distraught over O’Keefe’s demise, which he stated was an accident. Protection legal professional David Yannetti informed the newspaper he thought prosecutors had rushed to cost Learn as a result of the sufferer was a politically linked cop.
“Manslaughter is an amazing attain on this case,” protection legal professional David Yannetti reportedly stated in court docket. “I don’t see any prison intent … this was my shopper’s boyfriend, any individual with whom she was in love.”
O’Keefe, a Braintree native, had stepped as much as be the caretaker of his niece and nephew after each their dad and mom died, police stated in a press release.
“John was not solely a devoted police officer, he was an exemplary guardian, son, brother, uncle and good friend and we had been so lucky to have him as part of our lives,” the assertion stated. “When John’s sister handed away, after which her husband did as nicely a short while later, John welcomed the chance to lift his beloved niece and nephew and construct a house and a life round their wants.”
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