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'Whitey' Bulger Begins His Defense 08:10
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This 1953 Boston police booking photo shows James "Whitey" Bulger after an arrest. Bulger and his girlfriend Catherine Greig, were apprehended Thursday, June 23, 2001, in Santa Monica, Calif., after 16 years on the run. Opening statements in his trial were made in U.S. District Court in Boston Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Bulger faces a long list of crimes, including extortion and playing a role in 19 killings. (AP Photo/Boston Police)
This 1953 Boston police booking photo shows James "Whitey" Bulger after an arrest. Bulger and his girlfriend Catherine Greig, were apprehended Thursday, June 23, 2001, in Santa Monica, Calif., after 16 years on the run. Opening statements in his trial were made in U.S. District Court in Boston Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Bulger faces a long list of crimes, including extortion and playing a role in 19 killings. (AP Photo/Boston Police)

The defense team for James “Whitey” Bulger began their work today calling retired FBI agent Robert Fitzpatrick, as their first witness. The big question: will Whitey take the stand?

Guests

David Boeri, WBUR senior reporter. You can read David's courtroom dispatches here.

This segment aired on July 29, 2013.

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