The retired Boston Police officer and former president of the Boston Police Patrolman’s Association is charged with aggravated rape of a child and five counts of assault and battery on a child.
The death sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev — the man who set off two bombs at the Boston Marathon in 2013 — has been overturned.
Boston police responding to a report of a man with a gun in the South End Saturday afternoon wound up exchanging gunfire with the suspect, followed by a “violent struggle” in an effort to subdue him, according to the Boston Police Department.
The local district attorney has charged Ms. You, 21, with involuntary manslaughter, arguing that her psychological treatment of Mr. Urtula over the course of an 18-month relationship was wanton and reckless and that it created life-threatening conditions that she had a duty to alleviate.
The case has raised questions about the role of one person’s words or actions in another person’s suicide, about youthful relationships that unspool in mind-boggling numbers of text messages, and about the use of those messages in a criminal prosecution.