BOSTON (CBS/AP) — The trial for reputed gangster James “Whitey” Bulger will be November 5, it was announced Monday afternoon.
Earlier in the day, lawyers for Bulger told a judge they need at least another year to go through “a tsunami’s worth” of evidence provided by prosecutors, including more than half a million documents and nearly 1,000 tapes.
Bulger’s lawyers said in court documents filed Monday that a suggestion by prosecutors that a trial date should be set soon is “so unreasonable that it is frivolous.”
Bulger is accused of participating in 19 murders.
WBZ-TV’s Jim Armstrong reports
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The 82-year-old former leader of the Winter Hill Gang was also a top-echelon FBI informant.
He was captured in June in Santa Monica, Calif., after 16 years on the run.
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