Karen Read Murder Trial: Shocking Testimony Revealed by State Police Trooper Michael Proctor – Live Updates and Twists in the Case

Dedham, Massachusetts – Testimony in the murder trial of Karen Read resumed on Monday as State Police Trooper Michael Proctor provided key insights into the case. Read, a 44-year-old woman from Mansfield, is facing charges of second-degree murder for allegedly hitting her boyfriend, John O’Keefe, with an SUV during a snowstorm at 34 Fairview Road in Canton on January 29, 2022, after a night of drinking. Proctor detailed seeing O’Keefe’s body in the emergency room, noting injuries such as abrasions, swollen eyes, and blood on the back of his head.

Following the discovery of O’Keefe’s body, Proctor and State Police Sgt. Yuri Bukhenick visited Read’s parents’ home in Dighton, where they observed Read’s Lexus with a broken taillight parked in the driveway. The vehicle was later towed to the Canton Police Department for further investigation. The prosecution sought to exclude a defense witness discussing wounds on O’Keefe’s arm, leading to a hearing scheduled for later in the week.

The trial also delved into a “mirrored” video showing Read’s SUV inside the Canton Police Department garage. Defense attorney Alan Jackson questioned Bukhenick about individuals seen in the footage, highlighting discrepancies related to the video’s inversion. Nicholas Barros, a Dighton Police Department sergeant, testified about observing damage to the taillight and dents on Read’s SUV at her parents’ home.

The defense aims to present third-party culprit evidence, alleging that O’Keefe was assaulted inside the home before being left outside. Witness testimonies, including those of family members and former toxicologist Nicholas Roberts, shed light on Read’s blood alcohol content and the dynamics of O’Keefe’s relationship with Read. The prosecution argues that Read’s actions were intentional, while the defense points to potential cover-ups and alternative suspects involved in O’Keefe’s death.

The trial, which began with opening statements on April 29, is expected to last several weeks, with ongoing developments shaping the narrative surrounding O’Keefe’s tragic demise. As the case unfolds, details emerge regarding the sequence of events leading to O’Keefe’s untimely passing, inviting scrutiny into the circumstances surrounding this troubling incident.