Victim’s family members speak at Kostka’s sentencing

By Ben Thompson Barbara Coyne’s family spoke at her killer’s sentencing on Wednesday, remembering how loving the 67-year-old South Boston grandmother was, and how she fought for her family, even in her last moments alive. Last Friday, a jury convicted Timothy Kostka, 30, of Coyne’s murder. On Wednesday a judge sentenced him to life in … Read more →

Kostka found guilty of South Boston grandmother’s murder

By Mackenzie Nichols A jury declared Timothy Kostka guilty of first-degree murder and home invasion Friday in the death of 67-year-old a South Boston woman. Kotska, 30, faces a life sentence for the murder of Barbara Coyne, whom he beat, stabbed, and robbed for heroin money in April 2012. After three days of deliberations, the … Read more →

Jury begins deliberations in Timothy Kostka trial

By Janine Eduljee, Aren Lebrun and Ben Thompson Testimony wrapped up Wednesday in the murder trial of Timothy Kostka, who is accused of murdering Barbara Coyne in her apartment in April 2012. On Tuesday, two witnesses were brought in to give testimonies: Timothy Kostka‚Äôs cousin Melinda Kostka, and his mother Nancy Kostka. According to Melinda … Read more →

Kostka’s DNA was under victim Barbara Coyne’s fingernails, expert testifies

Relatives, law enforcement agents and experts testified this week during the trial of Timothy Kostka, an alleged heroin addict who is accused of killing 67-year-old Barbara Coyne in her South Boston home in April of 2012. Kostka, now 30, is being charged with first degree murder in Coyne’s death. Coyne, who was a retired nurse … Read more →

South Boston murder victim’s son testifies in Timothy Kostka trial

By Aneri Pattani In Suffolk Superior Court Thursday, Richard Coyne recalled the last few interactions he had with his mother, Barbara Coyne, before the 67-year-old was murdered in her South Boston home in 2012. Timothy Kostka, a 30-year-old South Boston man, is being charged with first-degree murder in the case. Richard Coyne ran the Boston … Read more →

Timothy Kostka

  • Arrested: April 20, 2012
  • Age: 30
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: White

Convicted by jury in the April 16, 2012 death of Barbara Coyne.