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This image from video provided by the FBI shows James "Whitey" Bulger and his long time girlfriend Catherine Greig shown during a publicity campaign to locate thge fugitive mobster. The FBI finally caught the 81-year-old Bulger Wednesday June 22, 2011 at a residence in Santa Monica along with his longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig just days after the government launched the new publicity campaign to locate the fugitive mobster, said Steven Martinez, FBI's assistant director in charge in Los Angeles. The arrest was based on a tip from the campaign, he said. (AP Photo/FBI)
This image from video provided by the FBI shows James "Whitey" Bulger and his long time girlfriend Catherine Greig shown during a publicity campaign to locate thge fugitive mobster. The FBI finally caught the 81-year-old Bulger Wednesday June 22, 2011 at a residence in Santa Monica along with his longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig just days after the government launched the new publicity campaign to locate the fugitive mobster, said Steven Martinez, FBI's assistant director in charge in Los Angeles. The arrest was based on a tip from the campaign, he said. (AP Photo/FBI)

After 16 years on the lam, James "Whitey" Bulger is finally facing justice. At last. The platinum colored hair that earned him his nickname is gone, but the city is still fascinated with the man that ran the Winter Hill Gang.

Joining us to talk about the trial that begins tomorrow is WBUR's senior reporter, David Boeri.

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Boston Herald "This miserable old man may have been right behind Osama bin Laden on the FBI’s Most Wanted list, but that doesn’t make Whitey any more relevant to what’s going on today. Imagine Rip Van Winkle in hell, and you’ve got the general idea. Time has just about erased all of Whitey’s infamous haunts."

Boston Globe "The last time so many prospective jurors were called in was for the sentencing stage for serial killer Gary Lee Sampson, according to legal observers. That was to determine whether he should receive the death sentence. And it took weeks to empanel a jury."

This segment aired on June 3, 2013.

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