What paramedics heard her say around O’Keefe’s body

Dedham, MA – Karen Read sits with her attorney David Yannetti during her murder trial. Read is accused of crashing her SUV into her boyfriend John O’Keefe, a Boston police officer, and leaving him stranded in a snowstorm. (Nancy Lane/Boston Herald)

More Canton Fire Department paramedics who tended to John O’Keefe as he lay dead or dying on a front lawn testified that his alleged killer Karen Read said, “I hit him” as he paced the scene and was hysterical — but two others had less incriminating memories of her screaming.

“The only response I personally got was, ‘I hit him, I hit him; Oh my God, I hit him,” Canton Fire Department paramedic Anthony Flematti recalled Read telling him as he asked her for basic information.

Canton Fire Department Acting Lt. Flematti, the lead paramedic on the scene, continued his testimony from Tuesday — the case was not heard Wednesday — into the third day of the Read murder trial. He was accompanied by three more paramedics who were called to 34 Fairview Road in Canton just after 6 a.m. on January 29, 2022.

Read, 44, of Mansfield, is charged with second-degree murder, motor vehicle manslaughter and leaving the scene of a collision that caused the deaths of O’Keefe, a 16-year-old Boston police officer and her then-boyfriend of about two years .