Whitey Bulger

Robert Duvall Stops In In ‘Whitey’ Bulger Trial

June 21, 2013

The 82-year-old Duvall has had a long television and film career, including starring roles in “The Godfather” and “The Godfather: Part II.”

The Impact Of John Martorano’s Testimony

June 20, 2013

Jurors in the murder and racketeering trial of James “Whitey” Bulger have plenty to think over, following three days of testimony by a man who says he killed with Bulger and on Bulger’s behalf.

Confessed Killer Martorano On Stand For 3rd Day In Bulger Trial

June 19, 2013

Martorano admits he’s murdered 20 people, but he struck a deal with the government to get out of jail in exchange for testifying against Bulger. Defense attorneys Wednesday questioned the basis for Martorano’s freedom and tried to prove to the jury that he cannot be trusted.

John Martorano Calls Whitey A ‘Rat,’ Links Him To Eleven Murders

June 19, 2013

John Martorano, one of the government’s key witnesses against James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, returns Wednesday for a third day of testimony.

Ex-Hitman Martorano Describes More Killings In Bulger Trial

June 18, 2013

John Martorano’s testimony is key to the prosecution’s case.

Ex-Bulger Cohort Says He’s Not A Serial Killer

June 18, 2013

John Martorano today gave chilling details about murders he committed after they were ordered by Bulger and his partner, Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi.

Ex-Hitman: I Was Heartbroken Bulger Was Informant

June 17, 2013

Admitted killer John Martorano served 12 years in prison after striking a cooperation deal with prosecutors.

Former State Police Colonel Who Lead Criminal Investigation Into Bulger Testifies

June 14, 2013

On Thursday, retired state police Col. Tom Foley testified that he was blocked by the FBI when he tried to investigate Bulger.

Jurors In Bulger Trial Shown Collection Of Weapons

June 13, 2013

Jurors in James “Whitey” Bulger’s racketeering trial on Thursday were shown machine guns and other weapons from a massive arsenal that investigators say he and his gang owned, as prosecutors attempted to show that Bulger ran a criminal enterprise through violence, intimidation and fear.

In Opening Statement, Defense Admits Bulger Was A Notorious Criminal

June 13, 2013

What prosecutors told jurors in their opening statement at the trial of Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger Thursday likely came as no surprise. But what the defense told them certainly did.

Bulger On Trial: Inside-The-Courthouse Tweets

June 12, 2013
A courtroom sketch depicts James "Whitey" Bulger, center, during Monday's pretrial conference (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

WBUR reporters Asma Khalid and Mark Degon tweet from inside the James “Whitey” Bulger trial courtroom.

Feds: Bulger At Center Of Murder, Mayhem In Boston

June 12, 2013

In opening statements, prosecutors said Bulger was at the center of “murder and mayhem” in Boston for almost 30 years, while the defense attacked credibility of the government’s star witnesses.

Bulger Trial Set To Get Under Way In Mass.

June 12, 2013

Almost two years after his capture, reputed Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger will stand before a federal jury Wednesday as opening statements begin.

‘Whitey’ Bulger Jury Is Seated

June 11, 2013

Opening statements are expected Wednesday morning.

Bulger Defense Seeks Delay In Openings

June 10, 2013

In a motion filed Monday, Bulger’s lawyers asked for a stay of proceedings while they conduct their own investigation into a hit man expected to be a star prosecution witness.

‘Label Them As Rats': Expected Defense Strategy In The Bulger Trial

June 07, 2013

We speak with a Boston criminal defense attorney and former state and federal prosecutor about his expectations for both sides’ legal strategies in the case.

350 Possible Jurors Ruled Out In Bulger Trial

June 07, 2013

Prospective jurors will be questioned individually on Monday.

Bulger’s Lawyers: Hostile Witness Shielded From Crime Probes

June 07, 2013

Bulger’s lawyers said they received information that John Martorano — who admitted murdering 20 people — has resumed “criminal activity” since his 2007 prison release.

Judging Bulger: ‘Everyone’s A Rookie,’ Gertner Says

June 07, 2013

Retired federal Judge Nancy Gertner gives an insider’s perspective on the challenges of presiding over a complicated, high-profile trial such as the case of James “Whitey” Bulger.

Heroes And Villains Of Law Enforcement In Bulger Saga

June 06, 2013

With the Bulger trial getting going, we look at some of the main players from the law enforcement world.

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