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Judge swats down Karen Read for smirking at her as she awaits fate: ‘This is funny, Ms. Read? We’re done’

Karen Read was slapped down by a Massachusetts judge Wednesday for seemingly making a face during a discussion over key documents — as the jury continued to deliberate her fate in the sensational murder trial.

A video feed of the proceedings showed a seated Read obscured by defense lawyer Alan Jackson, who was standing as he had been addressing the judge.

Suddenly, Norfolk County Superior Court Judge Beverly Cannone stopped and said: “Excuse me. This is funny, Ms. Read?”

The back of Read’s head could be seen shaking back and forth.

The judge responded: “All right, we’re done.”

It wasn’t clear what prompted Cannone to reprimand Read.

Jackson was contesting the verdict sheet that the jury must fill out, arguing that the wording would unfairly steer jurors toward a guilty verdict.

But Cannone overruled Jackson’s objection, saying it was the standard verdict sheet in Massachusetts courts for this type of case.

Read is charged with second-degree murder for allegedly mowing down her boyfriend, Boston Police Officer John O’Keefe, with her Lexus SUV after a night of drinking. Prosecutors claim she then left O’Keefe to die in the snow during a storm on Jan. 28, 2022.

If convicted, she faces up to life in prison.

The jury deliberated for three hours Tuesday and has continued deliberating for a second day Wednesday.

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