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Tuesday's Headlines: May 14, 2019

Tuesday's Headlines: May 14, 2019

Judge Rules Against Admission of Video Evidence in Kraft Case
Without the video evidence of him engaging in an alleged sex act, it’s possible that charges for solicitation of prostitution could be dropped against Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft. Judge Leonard Hanser ruled that the surveillance cameras at the spa were an invasion of privacy of those customers receiving legal massages, and therefore the evidence is inadmissible. [APNews]


MBTA Transit Police Searching for Bruins Fans Who Beat a Man
Following the Bruins game on Thursday night last week, a man was allegedly beaten by Bruins fans at North Quincy MBTA Station. His injuries included facial fractures. The police released images of the suspects and are asking for any information on the identities of these men. [TPD]  


New Data Shows Updating the MBTA Will Cost $10 Billion
At Monday’s meeting of the MBTA board, the new price tag for modernizing the public transport system was announced. It's around $2.8 billion higher than figures previously cited for “state-of-good-repair” updates. [MassLive]


Representative Seth Moulton Files a Bill for Medical Marijuana Access for Vets
U.S. Rep. and 2020 presidential candidate Seth Moulton wants to make it easier for veterans to access medical marijuana. He re-filed a group of bills that would enable the VA to incorporate marijuana into treatment plans for veterans. [Boston Globe]


Mayor Marty Walsh Says He’s Undecided About Running for Third Term
There’s been speculation about potential challengers to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh in the 2021 mayoral election, including City Councilor Michelle Wu and City Council President Andrea Campbell. Walsh says he is undecided about running for a third term. [Boston.com]


Actress Felicity Huffman Pleads Guilty in College Admissions Bribery Scandal
Huffman, best known for her role on the series Desperate Housewives, is one of the parents accused of bribing college admissions officers to get their kids into elite universities. She became visibly emotional as she pleaded guilty to a plot that falsified her daughter’s SAT scores. [NPR]


President Trump Wants Credit for the Red Sox
In a tweet following the White House visit by (some of) the 2018 World Series Champions, President Trump attributed the team’s recent wins to... himself. [Reddit]


Boston Police Officer Lied About Shooting His Wife Last December
Korey Franklin was indicted on Monday on charges related to shooting his wife last Christmas Eve and misleading investigators. At the time, he told investigators that she shot herself. His wife’s injuries to the groin area were serious but non-life-threatening. [Patch]


Massachusetts Man Charged in the Killing of Appalachian Trail Hiker
James Jordan, 30, from West Yarmouth, is accused in the stabbing death of a hiker on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia. In his attack, he stabbed two hikers; one was able to escape and seek help. Jordan had been terrorizing other hikers on the trail with a machete and is known to authorities for previous instances of erratic behavior. [MassLive]


Myrtle the Turtle Sculpture Installed at Beacon Hill Playground
Myrtle Street playground in Beacon Hill has a new resident / playground feature: a sculpture of Myrtle, the 550-pound sea turtle who lives at the New England Aquarium in Boston. [WBUR]


The Most Expensive Homes You Can Buy in Massachusetts Right Now
Patch has put together a list of some high-end real estate listings on the market this month so we can all gawk at the price tags and square footage. One is a Cambridge home asking $16 million for an authentic, historically restored 1883 mansion. [Patch]