Episode Seventeen | Beth Brodie: Crime of the Hometown Kind, Groveland, Massachusetts


In November of 1992, the murder of 15-year-old Beth Brodie devastated the small town of Groveland, Massachusetts (where I spent my childhood). Her killer was a 16 -year-old boy she knew from school who'd developed a violent obsession with her. For this premeditated and gruesome murder, he was sentenced as an adult to life in prison. That’s only part of her story.


I talk to Beth's brother Sean Aylward to get a first-hand account of Beth's story, about the case, what it’s like for a family of a murdered loved one and how they fight to keep attention on Beth and not about the person who took her life.


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Justice For Beth Brodie on Facebook


Some photos to remember Beth




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Sources

Pat Badger Alpacas

https://www.nshoremag.com/faces-places/north-shore-alpacas Groveland, Mass wikipedia


Boston 25 News - Juror Who Put Teen Behind Bars Outraged

https://www.boston25news.com/news/juror-who-put-teen-killer-behind-bars-outraged-ahead-of-parole-hearing/932044429/?fbclid=IwAR3B46ASblRdncY79vDlbngfSGe-atGzlpixWxWMIk-aycPWfpqaGB1wwMo


Uni - Mass Youth Charged In Baseball Bat Killing of Beth Brodie

https://www.upi.com/Archives/1992/11/20/Mass-youth-charged-in-baseball-bat-killing-of-girl/1413722235600


Baltimore sun (Boston Globe) Beth Brodie murder

https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-1992-11-20-1992325262-story.html


Commonwealth vs Baldwin

https://caselaw.findlaw.com/ma-supreme-judicial-court/1259645.html


AP News, 2014 - Parole considerations for juveniles https://newsroom-ap-org.ezproxy.bpl.org/detail/CORRECTIONJuvenileLifeSentences/9616ee52f90f4826a8990b0fb746c99e/photo?Query=beth%20AND%20brodie&mediaType=photo,graphic,audio&sortBy=&dateRange=Anytime&totalCount=2&currentItemNo=0


Boston Globe - Sean Aylward Letter to the Editor https://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2014/02/02/readers-respond-articles-parole-gay-marriage-and-more/iHJBjy6Frd17NcO8coPfDO/story.html


Salem News - Parole hearing cancelled by defendant

https://www.salemnews.com/news/local_news/family-of-victim-told-that-killer-has-dropped-bid-for/article_37cfa7da-39ce-51f9-b4f3-fa5712b90075.html


Newburyport News - No Parole for Groveland murder https://www.newburyportnews.com/news/local_news/brother-no-parole-for-killer-of-groveland-girl/article_20f3d19e-e9c4-5881-8093-7841d19744d7.html

Lawrence Eagle Tribune - 18 teen killers released https://www.eagletribune.com/news/merrimack_valley/18-teen-killers-released-under-sjc-ruling/article_4b90db97-83ff-50b8-a987-8b4144582732.html#:~:text=Jamie%20Fuller%20of%20Beverly%2C%20who%20murdered%20his%2014-year-old,postponed.%20Some%20teen%20killers%20have%20been%20cleared%20 New York Daily News - Family of Massachusetts cheerleader murdered in 1992 fights ruling that allows her killer parole https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/family-massachusetts-cheerleader-murdered-1992-fights-ruling-killer-parole-article-1.1564441


Brother: No parole for killer of Groveland girl, Groveland teen murdered with baseball bat in 1992

https://www.newburyportnews.com/news/local_news/brother-no-parole-for-killer-of-groveland-girl/article_20f3d19e-e9c4-5881-8093-7841d19744d7.html


Archived

Cheerleader, 15, is beaten to death Tom Coakley, Boston Globe, Nov 20, 1992

https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.bpl.org/bostonglobe/docview/294735686/C6052DB870964DDAPQ/1?accountid=9675


Policeman kills man in Groveland

John Cullen, Jeff McLaughlin, Boston Globe, Nov 1, 1973

https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.bpl.org/hnpnewyorkbostonglobe/docview/747778513/EB72D3F51CC54796PQ/10?accountid=9675


Lowell Sun - Billy Blaisdell Murder

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/11434363/billy-blaisdell-murderer


Boston Globe - 700 Bid Farewell to Beth Brodie

https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.bpl.org/bostonglobe/docview/294704089/2D3D668FC9FD404DPQ/3?accountid=9675