This morning Judge Denise Casper sentenced Bulger to two consecutive life terms plus five years saying, “The scope, the callousness, the depravity of your crimes are almost unfathomable. Your crimes are made all the more heinous because they are all about money.” Read the story of the man who ran Boston’s Winter Hill gang in the 70s and 80s.
A federal jury convicted James “Whitey” Bulger yesterday of nearly every crime prosecutors had hoped for. Charges included racketeering and 11 murders over nearly 45 years. Bulger, 81, was the inspiration for the Jack Nicholson film “The Departed.” Read the in-depth Crime Library Whitey Bulger story here.
The latest from the Boston courtroom where James ‘Whitey’ Bulger is being tried for an alleged life of crime.
Today’s news from the Boston federal courtroom where alleged mob boss Whitey Bulger is standing trial for 19 murders is that the honcho won’t take the stand. Of course he had an opinion to share, as well.
1) This morning Federal Judge Denise Casper denied the defense request to sequester jurors while they deliberate racketeering charges and Bulger’s alleged involvement in 19 murders. Judge said to sequester the jury this late in the process might disgruntle jurors. 2) In a nutshell, defense witnesses continue testifying that Bulger was protected by the FBI for [...]