Karen Learn’s homicide trial takes a sordid flip as lead investigator reads out bombshell textual content messages

Karen Learn’s homicide trial took an surprising activate Monday because the Massachusetts State Trooper who led the investigation into her then-boyfriend’s loss of life was compelled to learn his textual content messages disparaging the suspect.

Within the messages, Lt. Michael Proctor known as Learn, 44, a ‘whack job’ and a ‘cunt’ and referred to her as a ‘babe’ with ‘no ass,’ whereas additionally making gentle of her ‘Fall River accent.’

In different messages, he joked about rummaging by means of her telephone for nude pictures throughout the investigation.

Learn’s protection attorneys declare these texts help their principle that she was framed by police in an enormous conspiracy responsible her for her boyfriend John O’Keefe’s loss of life in January 2022.

However Proctor claimed that ‘these juvenile, unprofessional feedback had zero affect on the information, the proof and the integrity of the investigation.’

Massachusetts State Police Trooper Michael Proctor took the stand in Karen Learn’s homicide trial on Monday

Proctor called Read, 44, a 'whack job' and a 'cunt' and referred to her as a 'babe' with 'no ass,' text messages read in court reveal

Proctor known as Learn, 44, a ‘whack job’ and a ‘cunt’ and referred to her as a ‘babe’ with ‘no ass,’ textual content messages learn in courtroom reveal

O’Keefe, 46, was discovered unconscious in a snowbank with cranium fractures, swollen eyes and hypothermia at round 6am on January 29, 2022, exterior a home the place she dropped him off for an afterparty round 12.45am.

He was then taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton the place he was pronounced useless a number of hours later.

Police have since alleged that Learn hit O’Keefe, a 16-year Boston cop, together with her SUV and left him to die after an evening of bar-hopping and heavy ingesting. 

The 2 had gone out to have a good time the acceptance of his niece into non-public faculty, and pictures from one of many bars, CR McCarthy’s in Boston, confirmed her embracing O’Keefe – hugging and kissing the person she is accused of killing simply hours later.

However prosecutors declare Learn and O’Keefe’s relationship had been on the rocks amid allegations he was dishonest and tensions over the 2 kids in O’Keefe’s care – his orphaned niece and nephew.

John O'Keefe, a 16-year Boston cop, was found dead around 6am on January 29, 2022, outside a house where she dropped him off for an afterparty around 12.45am

John O’Keefe, a 16-year Boston cop, was discovered useless round 6am on January 29, 2022, exterior a home the place she dropped him off for an afterparty round 12.45am

Prosecutors have claimed Read and O'Keefe's relationship was on the rocks

Prosecutors have claimed Learn and O’Keefe’s relationship was on the rocks

They allege the fragments had been discovered close to O’Keefe’s physique and are proof that Learn backed her SUV into O’Keefe

Prosecutors have additionally claimed that witnesses on the scene heard Learn yell ‘I hit him!’ when she and two mates discovered his physique, together with ‘that is my fault. I did this.’

Learn’s protection, nevertheless, was in a position to get cops to acknowledge they by no means really heard her say she hit O’Keefe.

Protection attorneys have additionally refuted the concept there was bother with the connection, with O’Keefe’s mates on the bar testifying that the couple appeared content material that evening. 

Chilling footage showing a glamorous accused killer Karen Read in a Boston bar on the night she allegedly killed her cop boyfriend has been shown in court

Chilling footage displaying a glamorous accused killer Karen Learn in a Boston bar on the evening she allegedly killed her cop boyfriend has been proven in courtroom

As a substitute, they declare O’Keefe was overwhelmed up by folks on the get together and thrown exterior the place he died on the garden.

They argue that the police didn’t then correctly examine O’Keefe’s loss of life, and have singled out Proctor for his shut relationship with quite a lot of legislation enforcement linked to the case – together with home-owner Brian Albert.

The truth is, in one of many textual content messages learn in Norfolk Superior Courtroom, Proctor replied to somebody inquiring whether or not Albert would obtain any repercussions by saying, ‘Nope, home-owner is a Boston cop, too.’

After Learn was charged with O’Keefe’s homicide, Proctor’s sister additionally texted him to tell him that Albert needed to purchase him a present.

However Proctor testified that neither he nor his spouse obtained any items from Albert or his spouse, a buddy of Proctor’s sister. 

Defense attorneys claim O'Keefe was beaten up at the party and thrown outside

Protection attorneys declare O’Keefe was overwhelmed up on the get together and thrown exterior

Different messages reveal that Proctor texted mates that there’ll ‘be some severe fees introduced on the lady,’ referring to Learn.

He claimed within the messages that Learn ‘waffled him’ and that ‘she hit him together with her automobile,’ in keeping with the Boston Globe.

‘We will lock this whack job up,’ he stated in one of many messages. 

On the stand, Proctor repeatedly apologized for the textual content messages, calling it ‘poor language’ that had ‘no bearing’ on the investigation.

In the meantime, the lieutenant can be dealing with an inner investigation over a ‘potential violation of division coverage,’ Inside Version studies.

Proctor opens an evidence box to show the jury a broken tail light while testifying

Proctor opens an proof field to point out the jury a damaged tail gentle whereas testifying

It’s unclear whether or not the inner investigation is expounded to the Karen Learn case, however lead protection lawyer Alan Jackson has urged it might be associated to a textual content message he despatched to his household about having Albert’s spouse babysit for his younger youngster.

‘We must always all let that sink in for a second – there is a degree of closeness that can’t be overstated,’ stated Jackson, who efficiently bought actor Kevin Spacey’s acquitted of kid intercourse abuse.

‘Michael Proctor is so linked to the Alberts that he was entrusting, and prepared to entrust, the Alberts to be caregivers for his toddler youngster.’

Proctor’s lawyer, Michael DiStefano, although, stated he ‘stays steadfast within the integrity of the work he carried out investigating the loss of life of Mr. John O’Keefe.’

Testimony in Learn’s trial is anticipated to renew on Wednesday. 



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