In Texting While Driving Case, Haverhill Teen Guilty of Motor Vehicle Homicide

In Texting While Driving Case, Haverhill Teen Guilty of Motor Vehicle Homicide. Aaron Deveau, 18, was convicted this morning of motor vehicle homicide and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. The case marks one of the first prosecutions under the state law that makes it a crime to injure someone in a crash due to texting. Deveau was 17 at the time of the February 2011 crash that killed Donald Bowley Jr., 55. [Globe] UPDATE 12:14 p.m.: Deveau was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison.

Celtics: ThisClose To Delivering Heat a Knockout Punch. “And so here we are,” writes ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan. “The team nobody said could win this series — and yes, that absolutely, positively included me — the team that is too old, too fragile, too hurt, whose margin of error is too small, whose bench is too anemic, whose lack of athleticism is too much of a handicap, is now up 3-2 in the conference finals, with a chance Thursday night to close it out on the parquet floor.” [ESPN]

Some People Are (And Some People Aren’t So) Excited About a Casino Suffolk Downs. We’re mostly excited that the renderings look nothing like the house of the Brawny paper towel guy’s very rich uncle. [ | WBUR]

This Week in Noticing That Mitt Romney Is Ignoring Massachusetts. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: On it. [PG]

16 Amazing Photos of Venus Traveling Across The Sun. Some compared the small blip on the sun to Cindy Crawford’s mole. Missed it? You’ll have to wait another 105 years. [WCVB]

Bath Salts: The Latest Crack Cocaine and Crystal Meth. “It’s nothing new,” says Tamas Peredy, the medical director of the Northern New England Poison Center and an ER physician in Portland, Maine. “It’s stimulant abuse in its most recent formulation, and unfortunately, it leads to bad consequences, but it’s really no different than other waves of other stimulant abuses in the past.” [Christian Science Monitor]