07/21/2024

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Track the Untold Stories

COPS: ‘DRUNK ON CROWN ROYAL’ PREGNANT MOM OF 4 MOWS DOWN 16, KILLS 2

FRAME JOB OR DEADLY ROMANCE: DID KAREN READ MOW DOWN LOVER?

Boston PD Officer John O’Keefe, 46, finds love with financial analyst Karen Read, 44, who lectures at Bently University while also working for Fidelity Investments.

Read moves into O’Keefe’s home during their two-year relationship, but it’s not always smooth sailing for the couple. O’Keefe’s niece and nephew hear loud arguments between Read and their uncle with increasing frequency. Friends who join the couple on a trip to Aruba report a blow-out fight between Read and O’Keefe during the vacation.

On a snowy January evening, John O’Keefe and girlfriend, Karen Read have dinner in downtown Canton. Around 10:45, the couple walks down the street to Waterfall Bar and Grille to meet up with friends. The group has several rounds at the bar until its midnight closing.

As the group shuffles outside, Brian and Nicole Albert invite the group back to their home, where their son is celebrating his 23rd birthday with friends. John O’Keefe and Karen Read plan to join them. With a cocktail glass still in his hand, O’Keefe gets into Read’s car with her.

On the way to Brian Albert’s after party, Karen Read and John O’Keefe are locked in an intense argument. The couple sits in Read’s car outside the Albert’s home fighting, and they decide to part ways for the evening. Karen Read lets John O’Keefe out of the car, and heads back to their house, expecting her boyfriend to find his own way home.  Just before 5 AM, Karen Read wakes up and quickly realizes boyfriend, John O’Keefe isn’t in their home or answering his phone.

Read paces down a hallway while she speaks with Jennifer McCabe and O’Keefe’s friend Kerry Roberts. O’Keefe’s niece overhears Read ask, ‘What if I did something? What if a snowplow hit him?’ Read tells Roberts, ‘I don’t remember anything from last night, we drank so much I don’t remember anything.’

JOINING NANCY GRACE TODAY

Dr. Bethany Marshall – Psychoanalyst (Beverly Hills); X: @DrBethanyLive/ Instagram & TikTok: drbethanymarshall; Appearing in “Paris in Love” on Peacock; BOOK: “Deal Breaker: When to work on a relationship and when to walk away”
Sheryl McCollum – Cold Case Investigative Research Institute Founder; Host of Podcast, “Zone 7;” X: @149zone7
Kendall Crowns
Dr. Kendall Crowns – Chief Medical Examiner Tarrant County (Ft Worth) and Lecturer: University of Texas Austin and Texas Christian University Medical School
Lauren Conlin – Investigative Journalist, Host of The Outlier Podcast, and also Host of “Corruption: What Happened to Grant Solomon; X- @Conlin_Lauren/ Instagram- @LaurenEmilyConlin/YouTube- @LaurenConlin4

Additional Guest 

  • Tim Jansen – Criminal defense Lawyer and Former Federal Prosecutor; Legal Analyst for Tallahassee Democrat’s Newspaper

“Crime Stories with Nancy Grace” is also a national radio show heard on SiriusXM channel 111 airing for two hours daily starting at 12 p.m. EST. You can also subscribe and download the daily podcasts at iHeart Podcasts.

[Feature Photo: Karen Read/LinkedIn and John O’Keefe/Police Handout]