Proctor expected to return to stand in Karen Read murder trial, day after reading “regrettable” text messages – Boston News, Weather, Sports

DEDHAM, MASS. (WHDH) – The lead investigator in the Karen Read murder trial will return to the stand Tuesday.

Michael Proctor, who the defense claims orchestrated a cover-up to frame Read for the murder of John O’Keefe, began his testimony on Monday.

During that testimony, Proctor was forced to read his own troubling texts he sent about Read during the investigation, apologizing for what he called “regrettable” messages.

Proctor himself is now the subject of a state police internal investigation.

Read, 44, of Mansfield, is facing charges including second degree murder after prosecutors said she hit her boyfriend, O’Keefe, a Boston police officer, with her SUV and left him to die after dropping him off outside the Canton home of Brian and Nicole Albert on Jan. 29, 2022.

Read’s defense has said she is being framed, saying O’Keefe was actually beaten to death and attacked by a dog during a party inside the Albert home.

Read’s attorneys claim police covered up details and planted evidence to implicate Read in the case. The defense has pointed to Proctor as a key player in the alleged cover-up and raised questions about his handling of evidence.

Prosecutors have pushed back on the defense’s claims.

Proceedings will be streaming live on, the 7News app, and the 7News Facebook page.

Catch up on the trial with 7News’s daily recaps: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9, Day 10, Day 11, Day 12, Day 13, Day 14, Day 15, Day 16, Day 17, Day 18, Day 19, Day 20, Day 21, Day 22.

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