Maria Cramer

Maria Cramer covers the criminal justice system, including federal and state courts. She has worked at the Boston Globe since 2004. Since that time, she has covered the suburbs, Boston Police, and breaking crime stories. She was one of the lead reporters in an award-winning, five-part series about the Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood of Boston. In 2013, she was part of the metro staff that covered the Boston Marathon bombings and would win the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news. In 2016, she spent a year on the Spotlight Team working on the series, “The Desperate and the Dead,” which was named a Pulitzer finalist.

Latest stories

Beverly man accused of sending threatening letters to Trump sons avoids prison

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Daniel Frisiello’s friends and family gasped and began crying upon hearing the decision by the judge, who is known for handing down tough sentences.

Baker is on unfamiliar ground in flare-up with Rollins

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The governor, a Republican who has built a reputation for working with Democrats, is embroiled in the type of fight he’s long sought to avoid.

Federal jury convicts Rwandan man accused of lying about role in 1994 genocide

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Jean Leonard Teganya sought asylum in the United States. He denied he had committed rapes and murders during Rwanda’s civil war.

Asylum trial portrayed a monster. The defense aims to change the narrative

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After testimony from witnesses who implicated Jean Leonard Teganya in anti-Tutsi violence in Rwanda, the defense seeks to portray him in an entirely different light.