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Closing Arguments Made In Bulger Case

August 05, 2013

WBUR’s David Boeri reports on closing arguments in the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger.

Lengthy Closing Arguments In Store At Bulger Trial

August 05, 2013

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.

End Of Testimony In Bulger Trial

August 02, 2013
Testimony in the trial of James "Whitey" Bulger ended today. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

The final day of testimony in the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger was a disappointment for many.

Bulger: Give My Money To Families That Sued

August 02, 2013

Prosecutors said it has always been the intention of the government to give Bulger’s seized assets to victims’ families, but he said he isn’t sure Bulger “can dictate which ones get” money.

As Bulger Defense Nears End, His Testimony Uncertain

August 02, 2013

The defense plans to call two more witnesses and says Bulger has not yet decided if he will testify.

Key Question Remains: Will Bulger Testify?

July 31, 2013

Prosecutors tried to get an answer to that question Wednesday, but Bulger’s lawyers still aren’t saying.

Judge Rejects Request To Sequester Bulger Jurors

July 30, 2013

A federal judge has rejected a bid by reputed Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger to sequester jurors while they deliberate racketeering charges against him, including his alleged participation in 19 killings. Judge Denise Casper denied the request Tuesday shortly before the first defense witness was scheduled to resume testifying. Former FBI supervisor Robert Fitzpatrick testified […]

First Defense Witness Testifies In Bulger Trial

July 30, 2013

Robert Fitzpatrick — a former FBI agent who testified he once tried to dump Bulger as an FBI informant — faced a scathing cross-examination Monday.

Flemmi Paints Himself As A Foot Soldier Rather Than Partner

July 24, 2013

Stephen Flemmi, a convicted murderer and Bulger’s former criminal partner, will face more questions from the defense Wednesday in his fifth day on the stand.

Ex-Partner Flemmi Implicates Bulger In Murders, Extortion

July 23, 2013

In the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger, Stephen Flemmi, his former partner, has implicated Bulger in numerous acts of murder and extortion. But in the last minutes of Monday’s court session, Flemmi — a convicted murderer — was, himself, confronted with accusations.

Flemmi Details Alleged Bulger Slaying

July 22, 2013

The defense began its cross-examination Monday of the man who may be the most important witness in the murder and racketeering trial of James “Whitey” Bulger.

Convicted Murderer Flemmi Returns To Bulger Stand

July 22, 2013

The Bulger trial finish line may soon come into view.

Bulger’s Ex-Partner Tells Of Many Murders

July 19, 2013

Stephen Flemmi, the former longtime partner of James “Whitey” Bulger, returned to the witness stand Friday to testify in Bulger’s trial.

Alleged Bulger Extortion Victim Found Dead

July 19, 2013

There is no word yet on what caused the death of alleged Bulger victim Stephen Rakes.

Ex-Partner Takes Witness Stand Against Bulger

July 19, 2013

Convicted murderer Stephen Flemmi returns to the stand for a second day Friday. He was a partner in what the defense admits was Bulger’s criminal enterprise.

Bulger’s Ex-Partner Testifies; Alleged Bulger Victim Found Dead

July 18, 2013

Bulger’s former partner took the witness stand, but overshadowing his testimony was the sudden and mysterious death of an alleged Bulger victim. WBUR’s David Boeri has more from the courthouse.

How Southie Has Changed Since Bulger’s Days

July 18, 2013
South Boston, seen here last month, is much changed since crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger first rose to power. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

When the FBI brought “Whitey” Bulger back to his old stomping grounds of South Boston to be tried in federal court, he must have done a double take.

Ex-Partner: Bulger And I Were FBI Informants

July 18, 2013

James “Whitey” Bulger and Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi haven’t seen each other in nearly 20 years.

Bulger’s Ex-Partner To Testify Against Him

July 18, 2013

As federal prosecutors prepare to wrap up their case in the murder and racketeering trial of longtime Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, they still have one more major witness to call.

Bulger’s Lawyers Pare Down Witness List

July 16, 2013

The new list submitted Tuesday has 37 names, down from the original list of 80. It includes a man who was wrongly convicted in a gangland slaying because of FBI corruption.

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