Watch stay Karen Learn homicide trial Day 22: Trooper Bukhenik to return to the stand


One of many principal investigators of Boston Police Officer John O’Keefe’s 2022 murder will return to the stand within the twenty second day of Karen Learn’s homicide trial, which is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. in Norfolk Superior Court docket in Dedham.

Will probably be the third trial day in a row that Massachusetts State Police Sgt. Yuriy Bukhenik will testify within the case. That prolonged testimony has to this point within the trial solely been matched by that of Jennifer McCabe, one other central determine within the case.

Learn, 44, of Mansfield, faces fees of second-degree homicide, motorcar manslaughter and leaving the scene of a collision inflicting the loss of life of O’Keefe, a 16-year Boston Police officer when he died at age 46. Prosecutors say that she struck him along with her SUV within the early hours of Jan. 29, 2022, following an argument and an evening of heavy consuming and left him to die in a snowstorm. Protection attorneys counter that an out of doors particular person or individuals beat O’Keefe to loss of life within the Fairview Highway dwelling and framed Learn for his homicide.

Bukhenik is a supervisor for the MSP detectives stationed on the Norfolk District Lawyer’s workplace. These detectives have jurisdiction over investigating homicides within the county. On this capability, he supervised Trooper Michael Proctor, the assigned “case officer” and chief investigator for the case, who has but to take the stand.

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