Karen Reid has been charged with manslaughter for the death of her boyfriend Boston Police Officer John O’Keefe. According to police reports Karen Reid struck her boyfriend of two years John O’Keefe with a blunt object before running him over with her car and leaving him in a snowbank to die. Karen Reid who is a financial lecturer at Bentley University was arrested and charged with manslaughter. John O’Keefe was a widowed father of two was out of at a pub crawl when he returned to his home to find Karen Reid waiting. The two were involved in an argument before he was struck with a blunt object and then run over by a vehicle. Karen Reid has been charged with manslaugher, vehicle homicide, leaving the scene of an accident among other charges. Karen Reid would be released on a $50,000 bond
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In a tearful session before a packed courtroom, a 41-year-old Mansfield woman pleaded not guilty to manslaughter today in connection with the death of a Boston police officer prosecutors say she struck with her Lexus SUV.
Karen Reid later posted $50,000 cash bail at Stoughton District Court before noon and left with her family.
“I hit him, I hit him, I hit him, I hit him,” Norfolk prosecutor Adam Lally said Reid exclaimed to paramedics when they responded to the discovery of officer John O’Keefe’s unresponsive body outside a Canton home during last weekend’s nor’easter.
Arguing for a lower $5,000 bail, Read’s attorney David Yannetti said, “there was no criminal intent,” in the accident, and instead, Read was frantic looking for O’Keefe after he was missing
O’Keefe was her boyfriend of two years, and, “she loved him,” Yannetti said.
In addition, Yannetti, said his client would argue to exclude statements she made after requesting an attorney when police responded.
Reid, who authorities say drove to the Fairview Road area in Canton with O’Keefe, possibly shortly after midnight Saturday, is charged with manslaughter, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle collision causing death and motor vehicle homicide.
O’Keefe, 46, of Canton, was transported to the Good Samaritan Medical Center following his discovery and was later pronounced dead.
Norfolk DA Michael Morrissey said Reid was taken to the State Police Blue Hills Barracks for processing Tuesday night.
“The Boston Police Department continues to grieve over the tragic loss of our brother police Officer John O’Keefe,” Superintendent in Chief Gregory Long said in a statement. “John was a kind person, dedicated to his family, and will be greatly missed by his coworkers and anyone who had the privilege of meeting him.”