DEDHAM, MASS. (WHDH) - No court proceedings are scheduled Wednesday in the closely-watched Karen Read murder trial.

Monday and Tuesday saw the first of the prosecution’s witnesses take the stand, including two Canton Police officers and Canton firefighter and paramedic, all of whom were on scene immediately after John O’Keefe’s body was found in the snow outside a Canton home in January 2022.

Read, 44, of Mansfield, has pleaded not guilty to several charges including second degree murder in connection with the death of O’Keefe, her boyfriend at the time.

Prosecutors have alleged Read killed O’Keefe, a 46-year-old Boston police officer, by hitting him with her car during an argument and leaving him to die in a snowbank outside the home of a fellow Boston officer.

Read’s defense has said she is being framed, asserting O’Keefe was beaten inside the home of the fellow officer before being left outside. The defense has said a law enforcement cover up ensued involving numerous individuals and agencies.

Canton Firefighter and Paramedic Timothy Nuttall, a first responder at the crime scene, took the stand Tuesday. Nuttall said the night O’Keefe died, after asking Read and two other women at the crime scene what had happened, a woman he described as having blood on her face replied several times “I hit him”. On Monday, Canton Police Officer Steve Saraf testified he saw Read with blood on her face.

After court, Read denied saying the exact words Nuttall said he heard. 

“I did not,” she said.

Back in court, one of Read’s lawyers told the jury Nuttall’s story changed after he initially told a state police investigator he had overhead Read say “I hit him” to one of her friends — not directly to him.

Asked outside the courthouse if he could poke holes in Nutall’s testimony, Defense Attorney Alan Jackson said “That’s pretty obvious.”

“You heard the testimony,” Jackson said. “We’re not concerned about any of the witnesses. None of the Commonwealth’s witnesses are concerning us.”

Court proceedings will resume Thursday. Proceedings will be streaming live on whdh.com, the 7News app, and the 7News Facebook page.

Catching up on the trial? 7News veteran reporter Jonathan Hall is in court each day and provided recaps of day one and day two of the trial.

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