The 84-year-old South Boston crime boss will almost certainly spend the rest of his life behind bars. Judge Denise Casper will formally impose his sentence Thursday.
James “Whitey” Bulger put up no fight at his sentencing, opting not to speak himself.
A prosecutor called James “Whitey” Bulger a “little sociopath” Wednesday as he urged a judge to sentence the infamous South Boston gangster to life in prison, but Bulger himself declined to speak.
In their sentencing memo, prosecutors said Bulger has “no redeeming qualities” and there are “no mitigating factors” to argue for a sentence less than life.
The Massachusetts medical examiner’s office says cyanide poisoning killed an alleged extortion victim of James “Whitey” Bulger who had hoped to testify at Bulger’s trial.
The Davises want a special investigator to look into money and other property connected to James “Whitey” Bulger and his associates, so those assets can be distributed to victims.
The forfeiture order federal prosecutors requested would allow them to seize property worth up to $25.1 million.
Documents show that the cost of Bulger’s court-appointed defense will be well over $2.5 million.
Prosecutors have asked a judge to allow victim impact statements from family members of all 19 people mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger was accused of killing, even though Bulger wasn’t convicted in all those deaths.
Bulger was convicted Monday in 11 killings. He has never been charged with murder in a Massachusetts court.
James “Whitey” Bulger’s attorneys say they will appeal his conviction, including a ruling that barred them from arguing that the government granted Bulger immunity from prosecution.
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Managing Editor David Frank joined WBUR’s All Things Considered to decipher the Bulger verdict.
After more than a month of testimony and 32 hours of deliberations, the jury in the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger found him guilty in all but one of the criminal charges against him.
After nearly seven hours of closing arguments Monday, the judge will deliver instructions to the jury Tuesday before it begins deliberations.
WBUR’s David Boeri reports on closing arguments in the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger.
The judge granted each side three hours for its closing arguments, but urged lawyers to consider the jury’s ability to stay focused for such a long time.