Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter
Dubbed the "Suicide–by–Text" trial, Michelle Carter, 20, of Plainville, MA was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the text and phone calls she made to her boyfriend Conrad Roy III, 18, before he took his own life in a Kmart parking lot on July 12, 2014. I covered the controversial trial from indictment to conviction over the course of more than 8,000 words for VICE..
New Hampshire v. Owen Labrie
What sparked my own interest in the case was that a familiar phenomenon—the objectification of young women—was, at St. Paul's, said to be ritualized in a hook up gamed called ""Senior Salute". But elaborate rich kid sex games aside, it was also a case that highlighted the basic difficulties of proving or disproving acquaintance rape, and came at a time when sexual assault on school campuses was receiving increased attention.
The Waltham Murders and the Boston Marathon Bombing
I was working the overnight shift as a freelance production assistant at New England Cable News when I first learned about a triple homicide Waltham, Massachusetts on September 11, 2011. I would find out in a work email that one of the victims was my friend. When the still open murder case was linked to the Boston Marathon bombing, and a mysterious FBI shooting in Orlando, I quit my day job, flew to Florida, and began reporting.